On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 04:05:13PM +0200, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote: > Hi, > > how can I find out the version number of a particular kernel module > without downloading, without installing, without booting, from > Taking, as an example, uinput: > - the kernel source repository https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c#n880 That is, go to https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree and delve down to where your module source is. Look for "MODULE_VERSION" > - the debian source package http://sources.debian.net/src/linux/3.9.8-1/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c#L880 That is, go to http://sources.debian.net/src/linux, pick the package version you want, delve down to where your module source is and look for MODULE_VERSION again. > - the debian binary package This SHOULD match the previous entry. The only reason I can think of why it wouldn't would be some magic in debian/rules that's mangling the version (a patch, for example). > - the running kernel, or the loaded modules # modinfo uinput|grep '^version' version: 0.3 > > I.e. I would like the version number of a kernel module (e.g. drbd, > megaraid_sas, igb) before deciding to download, compile, or install. HTH.
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