Verify and Repair

Updated: September 12, 2023

The QNX Software Center's Verify Installation feature provides options to diagnose and repair installation issues. For instance, you can remove unexpected files. You can also return a modified installed package to its original state, restoring any files that have been changed or deleted. The QNX Software Center's Repair option simply un-installs and re-installs the selected package.

How to use the QNX Software Center's Verify Installation feature:

  1. Click the installation selector in the top-right area of the main window, then select the installation you wish to verify.

    For example, if you select the installation named qnx700, the selector will look like this:

  2. In the Advanced tab, click Verify Installation.

    The QNX Software Center generates a report that indicates which, if any, packages have issues. It also displays a set of possible actions.

  3. At this point, you can apply fixes on a global or per-package basis:
    • To apply fixes globally, simply click the desired action. For instance, clicking Remove Extra Files will remove all extra files from the installation.
    • To apply fixes only to a specific package, right-click the package, then choose the desired action from the displayed menu.

The QNX Software Center displays an Installation Complete dialog when it has completed the repair.


To repair packages, the QNX Software Center uses the contents of the package cache. If you have cleared the cache, the QNX Software Center must be online so it can re-download the package.

If you add files to a package and then repair the package, the QNX Software Center doesn't remove the new files. It only restores files explicitly listed in the package.

How to use the QNX Software Center's Repair option:

  1. In the Installed tab, type the name or Id of the package you wish to repair into the search filter.
  2. Right-click on the package and select the Repair option.

The QNX Software Center then re-installs the package.