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#1 2023-03-02 11:25:57

Registered: 2017-04-24
Posts: 13

Why nvidia-utils depends on xorg-server?

nvidia-utils package is currently depends on xorg-server. But I don't think it's actually necessary? As for me, I use it in a headless server to run CLI OpenCL/CUDA applications, so I don't need xorg-server.


#2 2023-03-23 09:34:45

From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 11,904

Re: Why nvidia-utils depends on xorg-server?

The nvidia-utils package uses proprietary code owned by nvidia . They don't provide a cli-package .

Disliking systemd intensely, but not satisfied with alternatives so focusing on taming systemd.

(A works at time B)  && (time C > time B ) ≠  (A works at time C)


#3 2023-03-23 09:45:06

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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 21,605

Re: Why nvidia-utils depends on xorg-server?

It depends on xorg-server because the xorg ddx driver in that package needs xorg. You might have a case for making this an optional dep, but for your own cases you could e.g. do --assume-installed xorg-server when installing nvidia-utils so it is not picked up.


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