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Journeyman III

amdgpu-pro-install 18.10 --headless misses dkms and libdrm

On as fresh Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 setup, with all packages up-to-date, trying to install amdgpu-pro with the --headless parameter fails because several required packages are not selected for installation. Actually, the installation script terminates successfully, and only reports a warning:

WARNING: amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel

After reboot, no OpenCL devices are reported by /opt/amdgpu-pro/bin/clinfo and it actually core dumps:

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'cl::Error'

  what():  clGetPlatformIDs

Aborted (core dumped)

Installing of the following packages, followed by a reboot, fixes the issue:

apt install amdgpu-dkms libdrm-amdgpu-amdgpu1 libdrm-amdgpu1 libdrm2-amdgpu

Please fix your installation script, adding all the necessary packages as dependency on the --headless install.

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