8.2.3. Displaying Package Information
To display information about one or more packages (glob expressions are valid here as well), use the following command:
For example, to display information about the abrt package, type:
yum info abrtLoaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager Updating Red Hat repositories. INFO:rhsm-app.repolib:repos updated: 0 Installed Packages Name : abrt Arch : x86_64 Version : 1.0.7 Release : 5.el6 Size : 578 k Repo : installed From repo : rhel Summary : Automatic bug detection and reporting tool URL : https://fedorahosted.org/abrt/ License : GPLv2+ Description: abrt is a tool to help users to detect defects in applications : and to create a bug report with all informations needed by : maintainer to fix it. It uses plugin system to extend its : functionality.
yum info package_namecommand is similar to the
rpm -q --info package_namecommand, but provides as additional information the ID of the Yum repository the RPM package is found in (look for the
From repo:line in the output).
You can also query the Yum database for alternative and useful information about a package by using the following command:
This command provides additional information about a package, including the check sum of the package (and algorithm used to produce it, such as SHA-256), the command given on the command line that was invoked to install the package (if any), and the reason that the package is installed on the system (where
userindicates it was installed by the user, and
depmeans it was brought in as a dependency). For example, to display additional information about the yum package, type:
yumdb info yumLoaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager yum-3.2.27-4.el6.noarch checksum_data = 23d337ed51a9757bbfbdceb82c4eaca9808ff1009b51e9626d540f44fe95f771 checksum_type = sha256 from_repo = rhel from_repo_revision = 1298613159 from_repo_timestamp = 1298614288 installed_by = 4294967295 reason = user releasever = 6.1
For more information on the
yumdbcommand, see the yumdb(8) manual page.
Listing Files Contained in a Package
repoquery is a program for querying information from yum repositories similarly to rpm queries. You can query both package groups and individual packages. To list all files contained in a specific package, type:
Replace package_name with a name of the package you want to inspect. For more information on the
repoquerycommand, see the repoquery manual page.
To find out which package provides a specific file, you can use the
providescommand, described in Finding which package owns a file