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Old 05-08-2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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Better way to query packages on a RHEL system?


Working with RHEL 6.8 x86_64 and working to install 3rd party software.

I have to query the default install to confirm what packages are installed and if they are the correct version. I'm basically just typing this command this over and over:

Code:
rpm -qa | grep -i "insert package here" >> /tmp/output.txt
Say when I query Python, I got back more packages then I wanted, so I had to do some cleanup of output.txt file.

Is there a better way to go about doing this?

thanks
 
Old 05-08-2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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yum list installed 'package'

I.E.

Code:
$ yum list installed 'php*'
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Determining fastest mirrors
 * base: centos.mirroring.pulsant.co.uk
 * epel: mirror.freethought-internet.co.uk
 * remi-php70: remi.mirror.wearetriple.com
 * remi-safe: remi.mirror.wearetriple.com
 * updates: mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net
Installed Packages
php-cli.x86_64                                            7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-common.x86_64                                         7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-fpm.x86_64                                            7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-gd.x86_64                                             7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-imap.x86_64                                           7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-json.x86_64                                           7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-ldap.x86_64                                           7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-mysqlnd.x86_64                                        7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-opcache.x86_64                                        7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-pdo.x86_64                                            7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
php-xml.x86_64                                            7.0.11-1.el7.remi                                         @remi-php70
Giving no package name will return ALL installed packages.

Last edited by r3sistance; 05-08-2017 at 11:18 AM.
 
Old 05-08-2017, 06:56 PM   #3
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A little better, however still have to manipulate it via cli to clean it up:


Code:
[root@server etc]# yum list installed 'python*'
Loaded plugins: amazon-id, rhui-lb, search-disabled-repos
Installed Packages
python.x86_64                                                                          2.7.5-48.el7                                                         @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-IPy.noarch                                                                      0.75-6.el7                                                           @anaconda/7.0
python-babel.noarch                                                                    0.9.6-8.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-backports.x86_64                                                                1.0-8.el7                                                            @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-backports-ssl_match_hostname.noarch                                             3.4.0.2-4.el7                                                        @anaconda/7.0
python-caribou.noarch                                                                  0.4.16-1.el7                                                         @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-chardet.noarch                                                                  2.0.1-7.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-chardet.noarch                                                                  2.2.1-1.el7_1                                                        installed
python-cheetah.x86_64                                                                  2.4.4-5.el7                                                          @koji-override-0/7.0
python-configobj.noarch                                                                4.7.2-7.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-dateutil.noarch                                                                 1.5-7.el7                                                            @anaconda/7.0
python-decorator.noarch                                                                3.4.0-3.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-dmidecode.x86_64                                                                3.10.13-11.el7                                                       @anaconda/7.0
python-ethtool.x86_64                                                                  0.8-5.el7                                                            @anaconda/7.0
python-gudev.x86_64                                                                    147.2-7.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-hwdata.noarch                                                                   1.7.3-4.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-iniparse.noarch                                                                 0.4-9.el7                                                            @anaconda/7.0
python-jinja2.noarch                                                                   2.7.2-2.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-jsonpatch.noarch                                                                1.2-2.el7                                                            @koji-override-0/7.0
python-jsonpointer.noarch                                                              1.9-2.el7                                                            @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-kitchen.noarch                                                                  1.1.1-5.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-libs.x86_64                                                                     2.7.5-48.el7                                                         @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-lxml.x86_64                                                                     3.2.1-4.el7                                                          @anaconda/7.0
python-magic.noarch                                                                    5.11-33.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-markdown.noarch                                                                 2.4.1-1.el7                                                          @epel
python-markupsafe.x86_64                                                               0.11-10.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-perf.x86_64                                                                     3.10.0-514.16.1.el7                                                  @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-pillow.x86_64                                                                   2.0.0-19.gitd1c6db8.el7                                              @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-prettytable.noarch                                                              0.7.2-1.el7                                                          @koji-override-0/7.0
python-pycurl.x86_64                                                                   7.19.0-19.el7                                                        @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-pygments.noarch                                                                 1.4-9.el7                                                            @koji-override-0/7.0
python-pyudev.noarch                                                                   0.15-7.el7_2.1                                                       @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-requests.noarch                                                                 2.6.0-1.el7_1                                                        @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-rhsm.x86_64                                                                     1.17.9-1.el7                                                         @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-rhsm-certificates.x86_64                                                        1.17.9-1.el7                                                         @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-setuptools.noarch                                                               0.9.8-4.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-six.noarch                                                                      1.9.0-2.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-urlgrabber.noarch                                                               3.10-8.el7                                                           @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python-urllib3.noarch                                                                  1.5-8.el7                                                            @anaconda/7.0
python-urllib3.noarch                                                                  1.10.2-2.el7_1                                                       installed
python2-boto.noarch                                                                    2.45.0-3.el7                                                         @epel
python2-pyasn1.noarch                                                                  0.1.9-7.el7                                                          @rhui-REGION-rhel-server-releases
python2-rsa.noarch
 
Old 05-08-2017, 08:11 PM   #4
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What do you expect ? - you used "-a" and a glob .... :sheesh:
If you want just (base) python use "python" in either rpm -q or dnf.

If you are running this a lot, a better idea might be to list the lot to a file and just use grep on that.
 
Old 05-08-2017, 08:22 PM   #5
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In RHEL, there is a package "rpm-cron" that you can install. It will, daily, list all installed packages into file /var/log/rpmpkgs. Running grep on that file is quite fast.
 
Old 05-08-2017, 10:52 PM   #6
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yum list installed "*<partial_name>*"
For example, if you want to see available geany plugins you could run

Quote:
yum list "*geany*"
will show any packages, installed or not, with "geany" in the package name.

Last edited by Doug G; 05-08-2017 at 10:53 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2017, 11:55 PM   #7
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No solution for Redhat, but this is why I always end up back on debian. Basically I don't need to google to find things.

$ # find by filename
$ apt-file find file.h

$ # find by partial package name, even those NOT installed
$ dpkg-query --load-avail -l '*lib*sdl*'
$ # more current method of mostly the same
$ apt-cache search --names-only sdl | grep lib

$ # show specs on a package before you install it
$ apt-cache show alsa-utils

$ # show contents of a package, even those NOT installed
$ apt-file list devscripts
$ # same for the .deb file
$ dpkg -c package.deb

$ # or if you're curious and want to find things randomly with only one command
$ less /var/lib/dpkg/available
$ # although that requires dselect installed and dselect update
$ # to populate the mostly deprecated available file
 
Old 05-09-2017, 01:04 AM   #8
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i prefer
Code:
yum provides /usr/lib64/libgimp-2.0*
that will tell you WHAT package to install to get it
 
  


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