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When working with for instance Ubuntu, I'm used to being able to look up which version of a given package is available for a given version of Ubuntu Server on launchpad.net/ubuntu.

Is there a similar resource for Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

I have non-sudo access to a server and so it seems I can't just use yum to check for updates (even without installing).

Please note: For security reasons won't be able to "just get sudo access". I can find out which version of a piece of software is actually installed but not if it's the newest (it seems). Also: I'm using RHEL 6.6.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Can't you run "yum search <packagename>" and "yum info <packagename>" with an unprivileged account? – Andy Jul 14 '15 at 10:22
  • @Andy: Good idea! However, running any of the 2 yields this message before listing anything: *Note Red Hat Network repositories are not listed below. You must run this command as root to access RHN repositories.* So for non-Red Hat, it'd work but in my case was looking for OpenSSL which comes from the RH as far as I can tell. – Lasse Jul 14 '15 at 11:34
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You can check latest source package versions on their public ftp server.

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/

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