Package Details: scid 4.7.0-1

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Package Base: scid
Description: A Free Chess Database Application
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: donpicoro
Last Packager: donpicoro
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.143393
First Submitted: 2005-05-17 13:34
Last Updated: 2019-03-25 09:16

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donpicoro commented on 2019-03-25 09:17

Updated to 4.7 ;-)

donpicoro commented on 2015-10-23 07:44

done, I did not tested it... let me know whether it works ;-)

Thank you for it.

rmbd commented on 2015-10-20 14:50


I've created a patch that associates .pgn files with Scid:

Feel free to apply it.

donpicoro commented on 2014-05-21 07:57

namcap claims Tk is not needed. Tcl is definitively needed. I updated the dependencies list to include Tk which in turn brings Tcl as a dependency.

hjst commented on 2014-05-21 02:14

Right, now I've got it running it's obviously a tcl/tk app so I'm guessing the implicit dependency on those packages has always been assumed. However, as someone who knew nothing about scid prior to trying it for the first time today, both 'tcl' and 'tk' need to be added to the PKGBUILD depends:

$ scid
can't find package Tk 8.5
while executing
"package require Tk 8.5"
(file "/usr/bin/scid" line 41)

hjst commented on 2014-05-21 01:53

I believe there's a missing dependency on tcl in this package. I get the following error when running `makepkg -s`:

==> Starting build()...
./configure: line 12: exec: tclsh: not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Adding 'tcl' to the depends line in PKGBUILD fixes it.

donpicoro commented on 2014-02-12 22:11

Note that 4.4 is the current stable version.

If people want/care I can create a separate package for the development version which currently is 4.5.2 but this package is for the stable one.

Anonymous comment on 2014-01-13 17:32


I'm facing a problem launching Scid. I think it's because the Phalanx engine terminates with a Segmentation fault. When I replaced the binary with a working version Scid launched without a problem.

Does anyone else face the same problem?

donpicoro commented on 2013-11-24 08:57

sure thing. I just did it but it did not bump the version as I do not think is needed.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Superposition commented on 2013-11-24 07:15

You may wish to consider adding tkimg (in the AUR) as an optional dependency. It is required for using some alternate sets of pieces.