repoquery(1) — Linux manual page


repoquery(1)                                                    repoquery(1)

NAME         top

       repoquery - query information from Yum repositories

SYNOPSIS         top

       repoquery [options] <item ...>
       repoquery -a [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       repoquery is a program for querying information from YUM repositories
       similarly to rpm queries.


              List valid queryformat tags and exit.

              Report program version and exit.

              Specify which repository to query. Using this option disables
              all repositories not explicitly enabled with --repoid option
              (can be used multiple times). By default repoquery uses
              whatever repositories are enabled in YUM configuration.

              In addition to the default set, query the given additional
              repository, even if it is disabled in YUM configuration.  Can
              be used multiple times.

              Do not query the given repository, even if it is enabled in
              YUM configuration.  Can be used multiple times.

              Specify a path or url to a repository (same path as in a
              baseurl) to add to the repositories for this query. This
              option can be used multiple times. If you want to view only
              the pkgs from this repository combine this with --repoid. The
              repoid for the repository is specified by <repoid>.

              Enable YUM plugin support.

       -q, --query
              For rpmquery compatibility, doesn't do anything.

       -h, --help
              Help; display a help message and then quit.

              Run quietly: no warnings printed to stderr.

              Produce verbose output.

       -C, --cache
              Tells repoquery to run entirely from YUM cache - does not
              download any metadata or update the cache. Queries in this
              mode can fail or give partial/incorrect results if the cache
              isn't fully populated beforehand with eg "yum makecache".

              Disable locking the yum cache. This is needed as any yum API
              caller can alter the repo. metadata cache, unless it is
              locked. This automatically enables the --cache and --tempcache
              options, to try to lower the riskiness.

              Create and use a private cache instead of the main YUM cache.
              This is used by default when run as non-root user.

       -c <config file>, --config=<config file>
              Use alternative config file (default is /etc/yum.conf).

              Pretend the current release version is the given string. This
              is very useful when combined with --installroot. You can also
              use --releasever=/ to take the releasever information from
              outside the installroot.  Note that with the default upstream
              cachedir, of /var/cache/yum, using this option will corrupt
              your cache (and you can use $releasever in your cachedir
              configuration to stop this).

              Specifies an alternative installroot, relative to which all
              packages will be installed. Think of this like doing "chroot
              <root> yum" except using --installroot allows yum to work
              before the chroot is created.  Note: You may also want to use
              the option --releasever=/ when creating the installroot as
              otherwise the $releasever value is taken from the rpmdb within
              the installroot (and thus. will be empty, before creation).

              Set any config option in yum config or repo files. For options
              in the global config just use: --setopt=option=value for repo
              options use: --setopt=repoid.option=value


       -i, --info
              Show general information about package similarly to "rpm -qi"

       -l, --list
              List files in package.

       -R, --requires
              List package dependencies.

       -R, --weak-requires
              List package weak dependencies.

       -R, --info-requires
              List package informational dependencies.

       -R, --weak-reverse-requires
              List package weak reverse dependencies.

       -R, --info-reverse-requires
              List package informational reverse dependencies.

              When used with --requires/--weak-requires/etc, resolve
              capabilities to originating packages.

              List capabilities package provides.

              List capabilities obsoleted by package.

              List capabilities conflicting with package.

              List package changelog.

              Show a location where the package could be downloaded from.
              For example: wget `repoquery --location yum`

       -s, --source
              Show package source RPM name.

       --srpm Operate on corresponding source RPM.

       --groupmember PACKAGE
              List the repodata groups (yumgroups.xml) belongs to (if any).

       --nvr  Use name-version-release output format (rpm query default)

              Use name-epoch:version-release.architecture output format

              Use epoch:name-version-release.architecture output format
              (easier to parse than nevra)

       --qf=FORMAT, --queryformat=FORMAT
              Specify custom output format for queries. You can add ":date",
              ":day" and ":isodate" to all the tags that are a time, and you
              can add ":k", ":m", ":g", ":t" and ":h" to sizes. You can also
              specify field width as in sprintf (Eg. %-20{name})

       --output [text|ascii-tree|ascii-tree+|dot-tree|dot-tree+]
              Output format which can be used with --requires/--weak-
              requires/--whatrequires/--obsoletes/--conflicts. The variants
              with a + suffix are used for weak dependencies and will merge
              the stronger variants into the output.  Default output is

       --level [all|any int]
              In combination with --output ascii-tree|dot-tree|ascii-
              tree+|dot-tree+ this option specifies the number of level to
              print on the tree.
               Default level is 'all'.


       -a, --all
              Query all available packages (for rpmquery compatibility /
              shorthand for repoquery '*')

              Query all versions of packages.

       -f, --file FILE
              Query package owning FILE.

       --whatobsoletes CAPABILITY
              Query all packages that obsolete CAPABILITY.

       --whatconflicts CAPABILITY
              Query all packages that conflict with CAPABILITY.

       --whatprovides CAPABILITY
              Query all packages that provide CAPABILITY.

       --whatrequires CAPABILITY
              Query all packages that require CAPABILITY.

              When used with --whatrequires, look for non-explicit
              dependencies in addition to explicit ones (e.g. files and
              Provides in addition to package names).  This is the default.

              When used with --whatrequires, search for dependencies only
              exactly as given.  This is effectively the opposite of

              When used with --whatrequires, and --requires --resolve, query
              packages recursively.

              Limit the query to packages of given architecture(s). Valid
              values are all architectures known to rpm/yum such as 'i386'
              and 'src' for source RPMS. Note that repoquery will now change
              yum's "arch" to the first value in the archlist. So
              "--archlist=i386,i686" will change yum's canonical arch to
              i386, but allow packages of i386 and i686.

              Limit what packages are considered for the query. Valid values
              for WHAT are: installed, available, recent, updates, extras,
              all and repository (default).

              Restrict query ONLY to installed pkgs - disables all repos and
              only acts on rpmdb.


       -i, --info
              Show general information about group.

       -l, --list
              List packages belonging to (required by) group.

              Specify what type of packages are queried from groups. Valid
              values for WHAT are all, mandatory, default, optional.

              List groups required by group.


       -a     Query all available groups.

       -g, --group
              Query groups instead of packages.

EXAMPLES         top

       List all packages whose name contains 'perl':
              repoquery '*perl*'

       List all packages depending on openssl:
              repoquery --whatrequires openssl

       List all package names and the repository they come from, nicely
              repoquery -a --qf "%-20{repoid} %{name}"

       List name and summary of all available updates (if any), nicely
              repoquery -a --pkgnarrow=updates --qf "%{name}:\n%{summary}\n"

       List optional packages in base group:
              repoquery -g --grouppkgs=optional -l base

       List build requirements from 'anaconda' source rpm:
              repoquery --requires anaconda.src

       List packages which BuildRequire gail-devel
              repoquery --archlist=src --whatrequires gail-devel
                NB: This command will only work if you have repositories
              enabled which include srpms.

MISC         top

       Specifying package names
              A package can be referred to in all queries with any of the


              For example: repoquery -l kernel-2.4.1-10.i686
              Additionally wildcards (shell-style globs) can be used.

FILES         top

       As repoquery uses YUM libraries for retrieving all the information,
       it relies on YUM configuration for its default values like which
       repositories to use. Consult YUM documentation for details:


SEE ALSO         top


AUTHORS         top

       See the Authors file included with this program.

BUGS         top

       There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should
       first consult the FAQ section on and
       if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list:  To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and for all other bugs.

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Panu Matilainen                17 October 2005                  repoquery(1)

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