Which version Parrot is installed?

I have two laptops and each have a different output from uname - And thus I gues a different version of Parrot - the first:

Linux xxxxxx 5.1.0-parrot1-3t-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 5.1.3-1parrot1.3t (2019-05-20) x86_64 GNU/Linu

And the second has

Linux xxxxxx 4.19.37-parrot1-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.19.37-5parrot1 (2019-06-22)

What does this mean? the first has a higher version number but older date?

so which build is which and how do I determine what versionI am running? (Yes I checked the Parrot documentation and I did not find anything about this topic).

Running parrot-upgrade on both does not bring either in-line with the other…!!!


Anyone care to enlighten me on how to tell which Parrot version I acutally have installed? Or is that just not possible…??

uname a gives kernel
the issue is that lorenzo often changes the version (the cmd im afk but its under helpme in our docs as lsb-release something) so often 4.7 is actually 4.6

cat /etc/os_release

Thanks rowie (btw that’s /etc/os-release) - so I have v4.7:

PRETTY_NAME="Parrot GNU/Linux 4.7"
NAME="Parrot GNU/Linux"

on both machines - but each has different kernels according to uname -a - I though the kernel upgrades were tied to the Parrot updates - but clearly not - this machine is showing:

Linux xxxxx 5.1.0-parrot1-3t-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 5.1.3-1parrot1.3t (2019-05-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux

and the other (also a v4.7 in /etc/os-release):

'Linux xxxx 4.19.37-parrot1-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.19.37-5parrot1 (2019-06-22)

So how does that work? Totally strange - dates are out of whack too.

does the Parrot build not dictate the kernel version?

BUT - (reference above post) - Parrot 4.7 is not yet RELEASED??!!

Im not sure that there is a “solid process” behind this - could I be right? :wink:

it depends on install. date and the iso that you use!
5.1 kernel makes many problems … and your sourcelist

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