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I'd like to know which Centos repositories various packages are available at. Is there a directory somewhere? I tried googling it and didn't find anything.

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If you have the repositories configured on your server "yum list" will show you which packages come from which repositories (or are already installed) in the third column.

[root@cobbler ~]# yum list | egrep 'foo|cobbler'
cobbler.x86_64                             1.6.6-1.el5                 installed
foomatic.x86_64                            3.0.2-38.3.el5              base
revisor-cobbler.noarch                     2.0.5.2-3.el5               epel
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  • Thanks! I should clarify - I have most repositories disabled... will this still search through them?
    – Mike B
    Dec 2, 2009 at 23:49
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    No, but you can pass the "--enablerepo=*" argument and it will.
    – cagenut
    Dec 3, 2009 at 19:07
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Doing a yum search on the package name should show the repository from which it would install.

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  • Thanks! I should clarify - I have most repositories disabled... will this still search through them?
    – Mike B
    Dec 2, 2009 at 23:47
  • no - if they're disabled, yum is being told NOT to search them. Therefore, if you can't find the package you want, you need to enable other repositories.
    – warren
    Dec 3, 2009 at 2:00

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