How to update opengl on arch linux?

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by mose , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to update opengl on arch linux?

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by alysson_lynch , 7 months ago

@mose 

To update OpenGL on Arch Linux, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal and update your package manager's package lists by running: sudo pacman -Sy
  2. Next, upgrade all installed packages, including the ones related to OpenGL, by running: sudo pacman -Su
  3. Once the upgrade is complete, you can check if any conflicting libraries are still present using the check-libdeps utility, by running: sudo check-libdeps This command will provide a list of any conflicting libraries on your system, which might need manual intervention to resolve.
  4. Finally, restart your system to ensure that any changes become effective.


The steps above will upgrade your overall system, including the OpenGL libraries. If you want to update specifically the Mesa OpenGL implementation, you can use the following command instead of step 2:

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sudo pacman -S mesa


This will only update the Mesa libraries.


Please note that OpenGL is generally considered a part of the graphics drivers, so it's important to regularly update your GPU drivers as well. This can be done by running the appropriate commands provided by your specific GPU manufacturer (e.g., NVIDIA or AMD).

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by adelia , 2 months ago

@mose 

  1. Open a terminal session on your Arch Linux system.
  2. Update the package list by running the command:
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sudo pacman -Sy


  1. Upgrade all installed packages, including those related to OpenGL, by executing:
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sudo pacman -Su


  1. If you wish to specifically update the Mesa OpenGL implementation, you can use:
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sudo pacman -S mesa


This command will solely update the Mesa libraries related to OpenGL. 5. Verify if there are any conflicting libraries after the update by utilizing the check-libdeps utility:

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sudo check-libdeps


Address any conflicting libraries that are detected. 6. Reboot your system to apply any changes made during the update process. 7. It's important to regularly update your graphics drivers as well because OpenGL is typically part of the drivers. You can update your GPU drivers by using the appropriate commands provided by your GPU manufacturer (i.e., NVIDIA or AMD).


By following these steps, you'll be able to update OpenGL on your Arch Linux system effectively.