( for curious people )
You might have been wondering; what are all those numbers in the name of .rpm and .tar.gz:
The version numbers for packages
are build up like this:
Program xmms, major version = 3, minor version = 14, patch = 7, package version = 22, compiled for an Intel 586. packed as rpm.
For kernel versions:
Example: kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk
Kernel version = 2, patchlevel = 4, sublevel = 21, extraversion = 0,13mdk
For distro versions:
Example: Mandrake 9.1
Major version = 9, minor version = 1
I do admit this info is not really of much use for people new to Linux, but I thought it would be fun to know what all those crazy numbers are about.
-- Jun 12 2003 ( Revised Dec 11 2005 ) --