find the REAL version of the CentOS httpd

Installing, Configuring, Troubleshooting server daemons such as Web and Mail

find the REAL version of the CentOS httpd

Postby bizna » 2011/12/13 10:05:59

The current updated version of the official httpd is: 2.2.21

The updated CentOS 5.4 httpd version is: 2.2.3-45

I understand that it is it being kept up-to-date with the official version.

My question is: if the CentOS version is an equivalent of a more advanced httpd version, then what is the way to know the 'real' version?

Thanks!
bizna
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 2011/04/24 05:42:58

Re: find the REAL version of the CentOS httpd

Postby TrevorH » 2011/12/13 10:29:11

Code: Select all
rpm -q --changelog httpd


Will show you a list of all the fixes that have been made. In general, only security fixes are backported from the mainline release to the Redhat version although sometimes enhancements are also made - usually if a particular customer is willing to pay for it!
User avatar
TrevorH
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 9166
Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: find the REAL version of the CentOS httpd

Postby bizna » 2011/12/13 13:25:21

Thanks Trevor.

So it actually means that the current httpd version in a CentOS installation can't be compared to a version number from the main tree.

I guess that this goes for other packages as well, such as MySQL and php...

Good to know.

Again, thanks!
bizna
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 2011/04/24 05:42:58

find the REAL version of the CentOS httpd

Postby pschaff » 2011/12/14 19:08:52

Yes. The upstream explanation of backporting may help you understand.

See also FAQ #20.
pschaff
Retired Moderator
 
Posts: 18277
Joined: 2006/12/13 20:15:34
Location: Tidewater, Virginia, North America


Return to CentOS 5 - Server Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests