What software packages are installed on my DV?


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    • Tools Required: SSH
  • Applies to: DV Developer
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: SSH
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: SSH

Overview

This article includes some commands you may run using SSH to determine what software packages are installed on your server. If you need help connecting to your server via SSH, please refer to this article.

  • Software package versions are subject to change throughout the life of a server.
  • For additional packages, such as make and gcc, please refer to our Developer's tools package list.

Viewing Installed Packages and Their Versions

Your DV server comes with a number of pre-installed packages. To view the package versions currently installed on your server, you may run the following command on your server.

yum list installed

This will create a long list of all of the packages currently installed on your server. Below is an example of how a package will be displayed. 

mysql-devel.x86_64     5.5.30-1.el6.remi    installed

In the example above, "mysql-devel.x86_64" is the package name, "5.5.30-1.el6.remi" is the package version and "installed" lets you know that this package is currently installed on your DV.

If you need to print your package information to a file, you may use the following command. 

yum list installed > /tmp/yum-list.txtThis will create a text file in the /tmp directory that contains a list of the packages currently installed on your server.
  • Software package versions are subject to change throughout the life of a server.
  • For additional packages, such as make and gcc, please refer to our Developer's tools package list.

Viewing Installed Packages and Their Versions

Your DV Developer comes with a basic set of installed software that varies depending which operating system you choose to run. To view the installed software versions currently on your server, you may use the commands below.

Ubuntu or Debian

If you are running Ubuntu or Debian, you may run the following command.

dpkg -l | more

This will display a long list of all of the software currently installed on your server. Below is an example of how the list will be displayed. 

ii  mysql-server-5.5   5.5.40-0ubuntu0.14.04.1   amd64   MySQL database server binaries and system database setup

In the example above, "mysql-server-5.5" is the name of the software and "5.5.40-0ubuntu0.14.04.1" describes the version that is installed.

A common command to update the current packages on your DV Developer with Ubuntu or Debian is:

apt-get update

All Other Operating systems

For all other operating systems, you may run the following commands.

yum list installed

This will create a long list of all of the packages currently installed on your server. Below is an example of how a package will be displayed. 

mysql-devel.x86_64     5.5.30-1.el6.remi    installed

In the example above, "mysql-devel.x86_64" is the package name, "5.5.30-1.el6.remi" is the package version and "installed" lets you know that this package is currently installed on your DV.

If you need to print your package information to a file, you may use the following command. 

yum list installed > /tmp/yum-list.txtThis will create a text file in the /tmp directory that contains a list of the packages currently installed on your server.