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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:
yum info package_name
For example, to display information about the abrt package, type:
~]# yum info abrt
Loaded 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        :
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.
The yum info package_name command is similar to the rpm -q --info package_name command, 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:
yumdb info package_name
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 user indicates it was installed by the user, and dep means it was brought in as a dependency). For example, to display additional information about the yum package, type:
~]# yumdb info yum
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
     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 yumdb command, 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:
repoquery --list package_name
Replace package_name with a name of the package you want to inspect. For more information on the repoquery command, see the repoquery manual page.
To find out which package provides a specific file, you can use the yum provides command, described in Finding which package owns a file