checkupdates is a command-line utility in Linux that is used to check for available package updates in the system package manager. It is part of the pacman package manager in Arch Linux and its derivatives, and is used to check the package repositories for updates to installed packages.
To use checkupdates, you will need to have the pacman package manager installed on your system. You can then run the checkupdates command from the command prompt to check for available updates.
For example, to check for available updates using checkupdates, you can use the following command:
This command will check the package repositories for updates to the installed packages and output a list of the available updates. The list will include the names and versions of the packages that have updates available, as well as the names of the repositories where the updates can be found.
If you encounter the below error while running the command checkupdates:
checkupdates: command not found
you may try installing the below package:
# pacman -S pacman-contrib
checkupdates Command Examples
1. List pending updates:
2. List pending updates and download the packages to the pacman cache:
# checkupdates --download
3. List pending updates using a specific pacman database:
# CHECKUPDATES_DB=path/to/directory checkupdates
4. Display help:
# checkupdates --help