Running Whonixcheck

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Running whonixcheck

whonixcheck verifies that the Whonix system is up-to-date and that everything is in proper working order.

Users can manually run whonixcheck to check the system status by following the steps below.

How to Manually Run whonixcheck

If you are using Qubes-Whonix ™, complete the following steps. [1]

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q")click on the Whonix VM you want to checkwhonixcheck / System Check

If you are using a graphical Whonix, complete the following steps.

Start MenuSystemwhonixcheck

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, complete the following steps.


Depending on the system specifications, whonixcheck may take up to a few minutes to run. Assuming everything is working as intended, the output should highlight each INFO heading in green (not red). A successful whonixcheck process results in output similar to the sample below.

Sample whonixcheck Output

[INFO] [whonixcheck] anon-whonix | Whonix-Workstation | whonix-ws-15 TemplateBased AppVM | Sat 09 Nov 2019 03:40:10 AM UTC
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Connected to Tor.
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Whonix APT Repository: Enabled.
When the Whonix team releases BUSTER-PROPOSED-UPDATES updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read [archive] to understand the risk.
If you want to change this, use:
sudo whonix_repository
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Debian Package Update Check: Checking for software updates via apt-get... ( Documentation: [archive] )
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get.
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Please donate!
See: [archive]

  1. Qube Managerright-click on the Whonix VM you want to checkselect "Run command in qube"

    Type each command below, followed by the ENTER key.