[ubuntu-us-ma] How to tell version numbers?

Brian DeLacey bdelacey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 16:30:55 GMT 2009

What's the best way to track and view version numbers of the Ubuntu releases
installed on your machine? In particular, I'm wondering:

   - how to display release numbers that will differentiate between daily
   Jaunty builds?
   - how to display the version of subsystems / tarballs in the distro? (I'm
   particularly interested in wireless drivers, e.g. compat-wireless-2.6
   - does running update manager on an installed Jaunty build has
   (aproximately) the same result as installing the new daily Jaunty build
   available that day?

Thanks for any suggestions,
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