How to know from which yum repository a package has been installed?

Solution 1:

With yum-utils installed, repoquery will provide the information you seek (here 'epel' being the repository).

└─[$]> repoquery -i cherokee

Name        : cherokee
Version     : 0.99.49
Release     : 1.el5
Architecture: i386
Size        : 8495964
Packager    : Fedora Project
Group       : Applications/Internet
URL         :
Repository  : epel
Summary     : Flexible and Fast Webserver
Description :
Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports
the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL
encrypted connections, Virtual hosts, Authentication, on the fly encoding,
Apache compatible log files, and much more.

Solution 2:

What version of yum?

On the current version if the installed package is the same version as the most recent one available then the repo it was installed from is shown.

$ yum info irssi
Installed Packages
Name       : irssi
Arch       : i586
Version    : 0.8.14
Release    : 1.fc11
Size       : 2.3 M
Repo       : installed
From repo  : updates
Summary    : Modular text mode IRC client with Perl scripting
URL        :
License    : GPLv2+
Description: Irssi is a modular IRC client with Perl scripting. Only text-mode
           : frontend is currently supported. The GTK/GNOME frontend is no
           : longer being maintained.

$ yum --version

If there is a newer package available, then it will be shown separately, with the new version showing the repo it's available from.

Solution 3:

Coming way to late but (at least on Fedora 15) one can use yumdb for similar queries:

yumdb info 'python*'

And what I actually needed to list packages from given repo(s):

yumdb search from_repo 'my-*-repo'

Solution 4:

If all else fails, you can inspect the yumdb manually. It's located in /var/lib/yum/yumdb and contains detailed information on every installed package. You'll be particularly interested in from_repo. For example, for the bind-utils package:

# for i in /var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/*bind-utils*/*; do echo $i: `cat $i`; done
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/checksum_data: 39f7840f93d3d76825a9e8da79cfe0366f7fad68f018a273477aee62cccfa3f4
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/checksum_type: sha256
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/command_line: install bind-utils
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/from_repo: updates
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/from_repo_revision: 1397654451
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/from_repo_timestamp: 1397654759
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/installed_by: 0
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/reason: user
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/73ea08770fa666e18c59842bf65fa0f3a0b103d8-bind-utils-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1-x86_64/releasever: 6

To get just the information you want:

# cat /var/lib/yum/yumdb/b/*bind-utils*/from_repo

Later versions will provide even more data; for instance in EL 7 the exact mirror and URL from which the package was downloaded is stored here.

Solution 5:

rpm -qi packagename

Will tell you the vendor and packager