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I am looking for something that resembles packages.debian.org 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 fedoraproject.org/wiki/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 "packages.debian.org" 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
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@Jan-PhilipGehrcke I agree. I do find distrowatch useful though distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=centos –  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: http://rpm.pbone.net though cumbersome, allows searching the RPMs of various redhat-based distros

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

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Not the actual packages (the files) but a meta search engine like packages.debian.org –  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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