What is $releasever

Jonathan Ryshpan jonrysh at pacbell.net
Thu Feb 5 23:11:18 UTC 2009

I occasionally have to find repos on the web, using a browser.  It helps
to know the values of $basearch and $releasever.

It looks like basesearch=`uname -m`
but what is releasever?

BTW: It would be nice if this were part of the yum man page or info

Thanks - jon

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