How to find version of reallu old Debian machine?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Mar 21 18:35:47 UTC 2009

> Tried that
> Debian GNU/\s testing/unstable \n \l
> This system is too old for that :-(

Try apt-cache policy for some common software, to get an idea of
version numbers.

Wait! If it's Ubuntu then the version number should be in your apt-get
repos! Like this (for Hardy):
deb hardy-security main restricted

Dotan Cohen

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