Mageia App Db: Finding packages

October 2016

There are hundreds of Linux distributions and thousands of packages exists too, here's how to find those for Mageia Linux!

What is Mageia?

Mageia is a Linux distribution. This is a community project, supported by the association of law 1901.
It is based on Mandrivaet was launched in 2010.

What is MADB?

MADB: Mageia Application DataBase is an online search tool for linux packages, it lists all the packages for the different distributions, by different categories (free, non-free, backport ...).

It allows you to perform searches based on several criteria.

How to perform a search?

Simply log on to the site:
You can use the menu on your right to select the category of your choice:

You can also use the search field and apply filters to refine your search:
  • Distribution: select the version of the distribution
  • Applications
  • Show only applications: applications only
  • Show all packages: shows all packages (applications, libraries....)
  • Arch: Depending on the architecture (i586 = 32 bits or x86_64 = 64 bits)

Click on More to access more search filters:

If the package is not displayed, it simply means that it doesn't exist, otherwise it will be listed below.

More info:

In our example:
gnome-desktop-2.32.1-2.mga2.x86_64.rpm (Mageia 2, x86_64 media, core-release) Install
  • The package: gnome-desktop
  • The version: 2.32.1
  • This is the second revision of the package: -2.
  • Made for Mageia 2 64bit: mga2.x86_64.rpm et Mageia 2, x86_64
  • It is located: media, media, core-release
  • If the package matches the distribution, then click on Install.

Note that the Mageia team made several derivatives:

This explorer is available under the Affero General Public License, the source is available on the official website:

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