How to check what version of a package is available in the current ubuntu?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at
Fri Feb 12 17:20:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at> wrote:
>> My bash is of the following version. I'm wondering if I want to update
>> bash what version I will get.
> <clipped>
>> I searched on the ubuntu website. There are too many related packages.
>> Could somebody let me know which one will be used when bash is
>> updated?
> What's the problem with this link? It correctly shows that the bash
> package version is 4.0.5.

See blow. The bash version is not changed. I'm not sure why.

$ sudo apt-get install bash
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
bash is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libthai-data libdatrie0 fontconfig libthai0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.39(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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