How To List Installed Packages From A Certain Repository In Linux

How To List Installed Packages From A Certain Repository In Linux

In this tutorial I will show you, how to list installed packages from a certain repository in Linux.

We already know how to list the installed repositories in Unix-like operating systems. Today, let me show you how to list installed packages from a certain repository in Linux from command line. This can be useful when you wanted to know which packages are from which repositories.

List Installed Packages From A Certain Repository In Linux

Arch Linux

In Arch Linux and its derivatives such as Antergos, Manjaro Linux, run the following command to know the list of installed packages from a certain repository.

paclist community

The above command  will list the installed packages from the community repository in Arch Linux.

Sample output:

acpi 1.7-1
acpid 2.0.28-1
arj 3.10.22-11
at 3.1.20-3
atril 1.18.0-1
bamf 0.5.3-1
blueman 2.0.4-3
blur-effect 1.1.2-1
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wpscan 1:2.9.2-3
xcur2png 0.7.1-4
yaml-cpp 0.5.3-3
youtube-dl 2017.06.05-1
zathura 0.3.7-1
zathura-pdf-poppler 0.2.7-1
zeromq 4.2.1-1
zim 0.66-1

Or, you can use the following command if you want to display only the name of installed packages without version number.

awk '{print $1}' <(paclist community)

RHEL / CentOS:

In RHEL, and its clones like CentOS, Scientific Linux, view the installed packages using command:

yum list installed | grep @epel

This command will list the installed packages from EPEL repository.

dnf.noarch 0.6.4-2.el7 @epel 
dnf-conf.noarch 0.6.4-2.el7 @epel 
dnf-plugins-core.noarch 0.1.5-3.el7 @epel 
epel-release.noarch 7-9 @epel 
libcomps.x86_64 0.1.6-13.el7 @epel 
python-dnf.noarch 0.6.4-2.el7 @epel 
python-libcomps.x86_64 0.1.6-13.el7 @epel

You can also get the list of installed packages from a certain repository using yumdb command. Yumdb is not installed by default. You need to install yum-utils package to use yumdb command.

sudo yum install yum-utils

Now, use yumdb command to list the installed packages from a particular repository.

yumdb search from_repo epel

The above command will display the installed packages from EPEL repository.

dnf-0.6.4-2.el7.noarch
 from_repo = epel

dnf-conf-0.6.4-2.el7.noarch
 from_repo = epel

dnf-plugins-core-0.1.5-3.el7.noarch
 from_repo = epel

epel-release-7-9.noarch
 from_repo = epel

libcomps-0.1.6-13.el7.x86_64
 from_repo = epel

python-dnf-0.6.4-2.el7.noarch
 from_repo = epel

python-libcomps-0.1.6-13.el7.x86_64
 from_repo = epel

Also, you can print the output in print-friendly format with awk command as shown below.

yumdb search from_repo epel* |awk -F"\n" '{ RS=""; print $1 }'

Here, epel is the REPOID. You can get the repoid by running the following command:

yum repolist

Reposquery is yet another command to list the installed packages from a certain repository in YUM based systems. Please note that you need to install yum-utils package in-order to use repoquery command.

To list the installed packages from EPEL repository using reposquery, just run:

repoquery -a --installed --qf "%{ui_from_repo} %{name}" | grep '^@epel'

Sample output from my CentOS 7 server system.

@epel dnf
@epel dnf-conf
@epel dnf-plugins-core
@epel epel-release
@epel libcomps
@epel python-dnf
@epel python-libcomps

Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint

In APT-based systems, you can find the list of installed packages from a particular repository using command:

grep ^Package: /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_*_Packages

Sample output:

/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages:Package: tp-smapi-dkms
/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages:Package: tlp
/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages:Package: tlp-rdw
/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages:Package: tp-smapi-dkms
/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages:Package: tlp
/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linrunner_tlp_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages:Package: tlp-rdw

The above command will list the packages from all PPAs on your Ubuntu system.

Also, you can list the installed packages from a repository with command:

grep Package /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_multiverse_*_Packages

This command will list the packages from multiverse repository.

 

SUSE / openSUSE

Zypper makes it much easier to list the installed packages from a certain repository In SUSE, openSUSE systems.

All you need to do is open Terminal and run the following command.

zypper pa -ir <repo-name_or_number>

You can find the repository name or its number using the following command:

zypper lr

Sample output:

# | Alias | Name | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh
--+---------------------+------------------------------+---------+-----------+--------
1 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Non-Oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes 
2 | repo-oss | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes 
3 | repo-update | openSUSE-42.1-Update | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes 
4 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-42.1-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes

Say for example, the following command will list the packages from “repo-oss” repository:

zypper search -ir repo-oss

Or, simply use the repository number as shown below.

zypper search -ir 2

Sample output:

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name | Summary | Type 
--+--------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+------------
i | Apper | KDE application and package management tool | application
i | Firefox | Web Browser | application
i | GParted | Create, reorganize, and delete partitions | application
i | Hugin batch processor | A GUI queue manager for stitching multiple hugin projects | application
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i | zisofs-tools | User tools for zisofs | package 
i | zypp-plugin-python | Helper that makes writing ZYpp plugins in python easier | package 
i | zypper-aptitude | aptitude compatibility with zypper | package 
i | zypper-log | CLI for accessing the zypper logfile | package

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