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I am looking for something that resembles Debian Package Browser only for CentOS 5 and/or RHEL 5 [Red Hat Enterprise Linux].

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It's not a web interface, but you can search packages and get metadata information with yum search and yum info. – mattdm Feb 25 '11 at 4:56
You may also be interested in EPEL – mattdm Feb 25 '11 at 4:57
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Per my comment, I don't believe there is an equivalent to the "" central package archive (with web interface) in CentOS.

It's something I think is really missing!

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yum search pkg is still the best way, unfortunately. – unixman83 Feb 25 '11 at 4:53
I just wanted to find out what is the Python version in CentOS 5.8 -- it's incredibly hard to find out via google. A web-based package search engine would really be nice. – Jan-Philip Gehrcke May 23 '12 at 12:36
@Jan-PhilipGehrcke I agree. I do find distrowatch useful though – Coops May 23 '12 at 13:49

People are working on one for CentOS. it is called Pandora. Currently, the best bet is to use a GUI based package manager running on CentOS itself in an X windows system (called yumex).

Update: though cumbersome, allows searching the RPMs of various redhat-based distros

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Since this question was answered last, a new web based search site has become available:

It works pretty well, but results are limited to the latest release per major version, e.g. CentOS 6.8 and 7.2

From the about section, it is "a personal project by Johannes Gehrs, not associated with CentOS"

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Well, I would advise you to hit up if you are looking for the packages.

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Not the actual packages (the files) but a meta search engine like – unixman83 Feb 23 '11 at 16:49
@unixman83 this is something I really miss when dealing with centos servers. The debian package archives are amazing in comparison, and I'm yet to find anything similar for centos. – Coops Feb 23 '11 at 16:56
@Coops, if you are saying there isn't currently one. Then if you could type that as an answer; I will consider it as the answer to my question. – unixman83 Feb 23 '11 at 16:59
@unixman83 - as requested, done! Cheers. – Coops Feb 23 '11 at 17:25

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