Oracle Solaris 11
I’ve finally gotten the time to work on another Unix Tutorial project – Install Solaris 11 in a VirtualBox VM. Will publish step-by-step instructions next weekend, so for now it’s just a quick post about a topic long overdue: confirming Solaris 11 version.
One of the most recent but also the most recommended ways to confirm Solaris 11 release version is to use the. Specifically, we use it to inspect the “entire” package which is a virtual package made for indicating and enforcing a Solaris 11 release:
As you can see from the output, my brand new Solaris 11 VM is sporting the Solaris 11.4 release.
This is the more traditional way, the one that’s worked from at least Solaris 8. Simply inspect the /etc/release file and it should indicate both the Solaris release and the platform it’s running on – in my case it’s Solaris 11.4 and x86:
Another fairly traditional approach is to use the uname command. As you can see below, it will show you the OS release (5.11) and the release version (126.96.36.199.0):