Package Details: scid_vs_pc 4.19-1

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Package Base: scid_vs_pc
Description: Shane's Chess Information Database
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Keywords: chess database games
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: scid
Submitter: archtux
Maintainer: Morn (bulletmark, zyli, fanisg)
Last Packager: Morn
Votes: 27
Popularity: 0.807165
First Submitted: 2010-12-11 20:45
Last Updated: 2018-03-11 13:58

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Morn commented on 2017-09-04 14:06

@infinigon: You are right, that looks wrong. This is an old PKGBUILD, so who knows why it was that way. Probably cut-and-paste gone wrong...

Unfortunately it seems that merely upgrading the package does not change the existing file system permission to 755, you have to uninstall and reinstall.

infinigon commented on 2017-09-04 13:08

Any reason why directory /usr/share/fonts/truetype/Scid is installed with 644 permissions, not 755? That makes it so that users can't access the font files...

Morn commented on 2017-01-25 11:34

@apetresc: The checksum is the same as before for me.

apetresc commented on 2017-01-25 01:28

Just a ping that the checksum is presumably out of date again - the validity check is failing :)

Morn commented on 2016-11-01 21:53

@naund: Packages in the base-devel group such as make are not included in makedepends, see

naund commented on 2016-11-01 21:17

make is required for building this package. Please add it to makedepends.

Morn commented on 2016-10-31 11:01

I've made all of you co-maintainers; obviously we need more manpower to deal with these constant source package updates. The temptation to set the checksum to SKIP is certainly growing. :-)

bulletmark commented on 2016-10-26 23:07

@Morn, I have never seen any project/person publish a versioned tar file and then occasionally update the contents over a period but keep the same version name. It's just something that never should be done. I or anybody else would have made the same "mistake" as you.

Morn commented on 2016-10-26 09:40

@bulletmark To be fair, 4.17 always had October 25 as a release date in the about box. So next time I will wait until after the intended release date before I update the PKGBUILD. But someone flagged 4.16.1 as outdated, so I upgraded to 4.17 before checking properly if it had really been properly released yet.

bulletmark commented on 2016-10-24 22:15

I got the same error again today updating my notebook so I investigated and find that, unbelievably, the scid_vs_pc upstream developers keep updating the same scid_vs_pc-4.17.tgz file. They call it a "release candidate". See This of course breaks the md5sum check in the PKGBUILD. I guess that means that @Morn needs to watch that mail list and work out when they deem it stable before he updates the PKGBUILD.

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