PKGS-7312 - Package updates for pacman based system

(Software)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control PKGS-7312 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This control shows up when there are update for systems running pacman.

How to solve

Since pacman based systems have rolling upgrades, staying up-to-date is important to incorporate security fixes and general software enhancements.

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