Starting full system upgrade

As of this morning I am getting the below when running yay / pacman -Syu

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
:: There are 5 providers available for opencl-driver:
:: Repository extra
   1) opencl-mesa  2) opencl-nvidia  3) opencl-nvidia-390xx
:: Repository community
   4) beignet  5) intel-compute-runtime

I think this is the first time I see this message and it makes me a little nervous to hit enter for two reasons:

  1. How’s this “full system upgrade” different from any other update?
  2. This is about graphics drivers, and I am running bumblebee, which was a pain get working. So I really, really don’t want to get this update wrong.

I think I need option 2) opencl-nvidia but thought I’d better ask here before I go ahead.

would first look into your like pacman -Qs opencl and pacman -Qi Mayby its a part of a package to update i dont know.if you already has opencl it doesnt ask like that

if it become a depency of a package or you install it then it can ask things like that…

would first look which package want it…

sudo pacman -Qi | grep opencl
Optional Deps   : ocl-icd: for rotate_opencl plugin
                  intel-compute-runtime: for rotate_opencl plugin
                  opencl-nvidia: OpenCL support

Cool! I think that is confirmation enough that I need opencl-nvidia. Thanks for helping out!


optional does not get installed automatical you have to see in pacman list like :slight_smile:

sudo pacman -Syy && pacman -Qu



probably there is a command you can peak i dont know but if depency change one of those programs to opencl as example, then it ask which opencl it must take actually…

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