What is opencolorio?

I am having some issues updating via packman, I get the following error

❯ sudo pacman -Syu                                                                                                                                100%   144.4 Mbps  ─╯
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                                                                       134.5 KiB   515 KiB/s 00:00 [--------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 extra                                                                     1650.5 KiB  1099 KiB/s 00:02 [--------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 community                                                                    5.4 MiB  1561 KiB/s 00:04 [--------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 multilib                                                                   151.6 KiB  2.24 MiB/s 00:00 [--------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
 chaotic-aur                                                                759.7 KiB   874 KiB/s 00:01 [--------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
warning: removing 'opencolorio' from target list because it conflicts with 'opencolorio1'
:: opencolorio1 and opencolorio are in conflict. Remove opencolorio? [y/N] 
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: opencolorio1 and opencolorio are in conflict

Not sure what opencolorio is or if it is needed but would like to know if I should remove it or not

LANG=C pacman -Qi opencolorio
Name            : opencolorio1
Version         : 1.1.1-2
Description     : A color management framework for visual effects and animation
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : https://opencolorio.org
Licenses        : BSD
Groups          : None
Provides        : opencolorio=1
Depends On      : lcms2  tinyxml  yaml-cpp
Optional Deps   : python: python bindings [installed]
Required By     : blender  openimageio
Optional For    : krita
Conflicts With  : opencolorio
Replaces        : None
Installed Size  : 1965,54 KiB
Packager        : Sven-Hendrik Haase <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Mo 01 Feb 2021 06:51:28 CET
Install Date    : Mo 01 Feb 2021 18:43:20 CET
Install Reason  : Installed as a dependency for another package
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

and
:slight_smile:

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It looks like a dependency (for blender? is it installed?).
Blender needs older version (1) and recently there was some change for compatibility.
Check which program needs opencolorio and if you need it.
I assume the proper way to update (safely) is to answer Yes for removal of opencolorio(2), since the older version will then be installed (opencolorio1).

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Thanks for that!

I just did a Timeshift backup and decided to remove it

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