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MikTeX has a nice searchable list of packages at miktex.org/packages and, the best part, if you click on a package you get this nice overview that includes the version number and a date.

For TeXLive all I can find is a long list in an svn trunk. The following link takes a while to load: TeXLive SVN trunk link.

For the package this is the best overview I can find.

My question is: is there anything like the detailed package info at MiKTeX for TeXLive?


Why would I want this? I like to track my own packages and also check the status of other packages at TeXLive, not only on CTAN.

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well I don't know miktex but tlmgr will let you browse the texlive package database, for example on my system tlmgr info pgf produces:

$ tlmgr info pgf
package:     pgf
category:    Package
shortdesc:   Create PostScript and PDF graphics in TeX
longdesc:    PGF is a macro package for creating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend drivers, including pdfTeX and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ. Its usage is similar to pstricks and the standard picture environment. PGF works with plain (pdf-)TeX, (pdf-)LaTeX, and ConTeXt. Unlike pstricks, it can produce either PostScript or PDF output.
installed:   Yes
revision:    44231
sizes:       src: 369k, doc: 14009k, run: 5261k
relocatable: No
cat-version: 3.0.1a
cat-date:    2018-02-21 05:37:59 +0100
cat-license: lppl1.3gpl2
cat-topics:  pgf-tikz graphics-in-tex
collection:  collection-pictures
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