Redhat / CentOS Linux list all packages available for installation

by on August 27, 2007 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED August 27, 2007

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Q. How do I list all packages available for installation from Internet using Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 5?

A. You can yum command and it has option to show a list of all packages that are not presently installed and can be installed via RHN or Internet.
yum list available
yum list available | less
yum list available | grep package
yum list available "pacakge"

A note about RHEL <= version 4.0

If you are using RHEL v4.0 or old version, use up2date command:
up2date --show-available

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1 Avdhut Tupe April 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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