Package Details: scid 4.7.0-2

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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: 57
Popularity: 0.69
First Submitted: 2005-05-17 13:34
Last Updated: 2019-03-27 09:37

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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.

donpicoro commented on 2013-07-16 19:08

sorry for not checking the source code. I usually check just the compilation and I never notice the lack of eye-candy because I run awesomeWM.

My bad, sorry. I will fix it and have it ready for some tl updated and then I will rel-bump it.

scorici commented on 2013-07-16 03:13

I've looked at the source tarball and I've notice that scid has icons included:
So I guess you can use one of those instead of their website.
Another thing I've notice in the tarball is that it has sounds.
When scid starts it looks for /usr/bin/sounds and needs "snack" (from AUR) to use these sounds.
If you want to include sounds you can put the sounds folder in scid's directory.
Maybe link it to /usr/bin/sounds but that's not really necessary since it has the option to manually browse for sounds.
If you decide to use sounds the "snack" package needs to be included at least in "optdepends".
I see no point in changing the "pkgrel", maybe you can wait until the next release comes.

donpicoro commented on 2013-03-29 19:58

New version in out !!!!

I hope this one does not crash with the engines you use

donpicoro commented on 2013-03-22 12:56


Yes, downloading the RC sounds reasonable.
Get it from here:
and let us know how it goes :-D

pmav99 commented on 2013-03-22 12:36

There is a new RC version. Perhaps you could try with that one

donpicoro commented on 2013-03-17 17:21

I cannot really come up with anything. I removed some optimization flags used at compilation time.

If that doesn't help is probably a bug we should report upstream.

kraxor commented on 2013-03-17 09:45

I did rebuild scid on my 100% up-to-date system and still have the same behaviour (crash on engine exit). Did I miss something? Can you guys help me diagnose the problem?