How do I check what packages have been installed?

I did an update yesterday using the Welcome app. So far I had 805 packages and after the update 815. Can I check what packages have been added?

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Perhaps some packages have new dependencies.
It happens sometimes that some packages split in two or several as well.

You could look for the date of package transaction in /var/log/pacman.log.

Also, perhaps a bit “smoother”: install pacutils if not installed already. Then use:

paclog --after=DATE

Example: paclog --after=2022-10-30

:eye: paclog --help

Yet another way: install pahis and

pahis --upgraded | grep DATE
pahis --installed | grep DATE

:eye: pahis --help

There are surely other ways to do it. As the saying goes: There are more that one way to smash a bug.


You can use pacseek to get an good overview of the installed packages

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The following packages have been installed:

[2022-11-01T19:34:54+0100] [ALPM] installed librest (0.9.1-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:54+0100] [ALPM] installed geocode-glib-common (3.26.4-2)
[2022-11-01T19:34:54+0100] [ALPM] installed geocode-glib-2 (3.26.4-2)
[2022-11-01T19:34:54+0100] [ALPM] installed gcr-4 (4.0.0-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:54+0100] [ALPM] installed webp-pixbuf-loader (0.0.6-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:55+0100] [ALPM] installed js102 (102.4.0-1)[
[2022-11-01T19:34:55+0100] [ALPM] installed gtk4 (1:4.8.2-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:55+0100] [ALPM] installed gnome-desktop-4 (1:43-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:55+0100] [ALPM] installed libadwaita (1:1.2.0-1)
[2022-11-01T19:34:55+0100] [ALPM] installed libportal-gtk4 (0.6-1)

Have you also had the same packages installed recently?

Could it be related to DE Budgie?

Hi @pebcak , i am checking your post. Paclog works for me after installing Pacutils.
Though i cannot find the second option pahis. Where can i find it.

ps expac is another way to filter on installed packages.

$ expac --timefmt='%Y-%m-%d %T' '%l\t%n %v' | sort | tail -200 | nl


pahis is in EnOS’ repo if you got it enabled in your pacman.conf.

If not, you could use the PKGBUILD and build it locally on your system:

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Ah yes, that’s it. I use aCraft at the moment.

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