Package Details: davinci-resolve 17.1.1-1

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Package Base: davinci-resolve
Description: Professional A/V post-production software suite from Blackmagic Design
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Keywords: blackmagic davinci editor resolve video
Licenses: Commercial
Conflicts: davinci-resolve-beta, davinci-resolve-studio, davinci-resolve-studio-beta
Provides: davinci-resolve
Submitter: jonathon
Maintainer: satriani
Last Packager: satriani
Votes: 73
Popularity: 2.77
First Submitted: 2017-04-19 20:57
Last Updated: 2021-04-15 18:21

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satriani commented on 2018-09-12 08:02

Issues and bugs, please report on the official forum here: Thank you!

You can check if you have a working configuration here:

ATTENTION: Please don't flag this package as out-of-date before beta version has been released as stable!

This is a current stable Package!

The current free beta is available here:

And for current studio beta here:


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Ashark commented on 2021-04-19 07:50

@satriani Please replace msg2 with echo. See

xinayder commented on 2021-04-18 23:52

I get the following error when trying to install the package:

 Failed to copy file: libs/

I tried installing cuda but it didn't work.

lianse commented on 2021-04-09 16:52

could you please harden the PKGBUILD for usernames and groups whith whitepsaces in them (e.g. by wrapping $(...) and chown statements in double quotes)?

gromain commented on 2021-04-01 23:34

I have the same error as txtsd during package build. Resolve is not running, I'm not sure this is linked to this error.

txtsd commented on 2021-03-31 09:20

#Doing post-install

Removing obsolete files

Installing Application icons

xdg-mime: No writable system mimetype directory found.

xdg-mime: No writable system mimetype directory found.

Updating icon cache

gtk-update-icon-cache: Failed to open file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/.icon-theme.cache : Permission denied

I/O error : Permission denied
I/O error : Permission denied

Failed to write XML file; For permission problems, try rerunning as root

Installing udev rules

Failed to send reload request: Permission denied

Failed to write 'change' to '/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/uevent': Permission denied

Setting up dvpanels









Creating Common Data Dir : /var/BlackmagicDesign/DaVinci Resolve

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/var/BlackmagicDesign’
: Permission denied

DaVinci Resolve installed to /home/txtsd/.cache/yay/davinci-resolve/pkg/davinci-resolve/opt/resolve


loulou921222 commented on 2021-03-26 22:29

ampayne's method doesn't work anymore in the new package

ampayne commented on 2021-03-22 16:13

@Smoerrebroed I also tried just creating a libs folder, which does get the installer to proceed, but is not the source of the problem. The problem is that the step where the installer builds and copies over these files was accidentally commented out. Creating more folders for the next steps won't fix that issue.

Check out my solution below, though I think the maintainer updated the build file just recently with this fix (though I haven't tried the latest build myself, and they seem to additionally comment out the line below it, I am not sure if that line is needed).

Smoerrebroed commented on 2021-03-21 13:16

Also ran into the failed to create symbolic link 'libs/' error. Solution was to add folder 'libs' to the array in line 112 of the PKGBUILD, but now I get an error for share/default-config.dat (not found). Gotta go, but something tells me this package wasn't tested before release ...

andrito commented on 2021-03-19 22:07

Thanks ampayne! it worked!

ampayne commented on 2021-03-19 21:40

ln: failed to create symbolic link 'libs/': No such file or directory ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting... Finished with result: exit-code Main processes terminated with: code=exited/status=4

I think this is a recent bug introduced when updating the ./${_installer_binary} --appimage-extract command. The line above it was accidentally commented out.

You can get around the issue by running

yay -S davinci-resolve --edit-menu

When it asks you if you want to edit the build files, indicate yes for davinci-resolve and scroll down and uncomment the following line:

# ./${_installer_binary} -i -y -n -a -C "${pkgdir}/opt/${_pkgname}"

Save this and the next file and proceed with the installation. Everything after that worked.