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].


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!

  • yum search pkg is still the best way, unfortunately. – unixman83 Feb 25 '11 at 4:53
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    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

https://pkgs.org/ provides a "Linux Packages Search" for several distributions, including CentOS 5–7.

  • nice; fast, concise, and broad – user1133275 Apr 19 '17 at 16:52

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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    The link to Pandora is now a 404. – Patrick Mevzek Feb 26 '18 at 17:06

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

  • 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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