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I have redhat 4 with :

Actual kernel-----------------------> 2.6.9-78.0.17.ELsmp

new kernel available (up2date) --------> 2.6.9-89.x.xx.

For some reason , i need the new kernel version number before actually doing the upgrade... Is there a safe way of doing this with up2date , without actualy doing the update.

Thanks in advance....

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You could try with:

Output a list of packages available for updates, and all the dependencies they need, including obsoletes.

up2date --dry-run

Output a list of packages which have been updated and available for retrieval/installation.

up2date -l
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up2date --dry-run

will print out what needs to be updated..

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