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xbps-checkversXBPS utility to check for outdated packages

xbps-checkvers [OPTIONS] [FILES...]

The xbps-checkvers utility checks for outdated packages in a target root directory or in all registered repositories by comparing the package versions against the source package versions available in a void-packages tree. By default and unless the -i, --installed option is set, it will compare package versions in repositories against the void-packages tree. The FILES argument sets extra packages to process with the outdated ones (only processed if missing).

--config dir
Specifies a path to the XBPS configuration directory. If the first character is not '/' then it's a relative path of rootdir.
--distdir dir
Specifies a full path to the void-packages repository. By default set to ~/void-packages.
List packages present in repos, but not in distdir. Srcver is a question mark for them.
Enables extra debugging shown to stderr.
--format format
Format according to the string format, inspired by printf(3).

The following formatting codes may be used:

A plain ‘%’.
The package name.
The package version from repositories or pkgdb (returns ? if not found).
The source package version (returns ? if not found).
The requested template name (this can be a sub package).
The repository url (returns ? if not found).

The default format is “%n %r %s %t %R”.

Show the help message.
Ignore repositories defined in configuration files. Only repositories specified in the command line via --repository will be used.
Check for outdated installed packages rather than in repositories.
Only process listed files.
Repository to be added to the top of the list. This option can be specified multiple times.
--rootdir dir
Specifies a full path for the target root directory.
List all packages found in the void-packages tree and prints version available in repository and srcpkgs with the following format: pkgname repover srcver. If any version can't be resolved, ? is printed instead.
Show the version information.

xbps-create(1), xbps-dgraph(1), xbps-digest(1), xbps-fbulk(1), xbps-fetch(1), xbps-install(1), xbps-pkgdb(1), xbps-query(1), xbps-reconfigure(1), xbps-rindex(1), xbps-uchroot(1), xbps-uunshare(1), xbps.d(5)

Dave Elusive <>
Juan Romero Pardines <>
Duncan Overbruck <>

Probably, but I try to make this not happen. Use it under your own responsibility and enjoy your life.

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June 20, 2019