Package Details: scilab-bin 6.1.1-4

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/scilab-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: scilab-bin
Description: A software package for numerical computation, providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
Upstream URL: https://www.scilab.org
Keywords: programming scientific scilab
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: scilab, scilab-git
Provides: scilab
Submitter: marcel83
Maintainer: davidgarfias
Last Packager: davidgarfias
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.099221
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 19:36 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-12-16 12:45 (UTC)

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davidgarfias commented on 2021-02-06 04:36 (UTC) (edited on 2021-02-06 04:45 (UTC) by davidgarfias)

Fixed missing fonts in the UI by using system's java, not ideal but the best approach I could find (the other one is to change Scilab's default Look and Feel settings). Also updated so it no longer runs on the terminal.

As for the MESA_GL errors, that is not Scilab's fault, the Intel Media Driver is not properly supported by jogl (also happens with other packages such as Matlab) so there are two options:

  • Running with MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.0

  • Installing the i965 driver and running with MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE=i965

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bcskn commented on 2022-09-05 13:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-09-05 13:22 (UTC) by bcskn)

For problems in scilab displaying an empty window under wayland/sway using the wmname and changing the environment as such solves the problem.

wmname LG3D

export _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1

davidgarfias commented on 2021-12-16 12:45 (UTC)

Thanks @mjachkie, it is now fixed.

mjachkie commented on 2021-12-16 09:50 (UTC) (edited on 2021-12-16 11:01 (UTC) by mjachkie)

The URL to source should be in HTTPS not HTTP:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index c9d839a..6161e65 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ depends=('ncurses5-compat-libs' 'jre8-openjdk')
 conflicts=('scilab' 'scilab-git')
 provides=('scilab')
 options=(!strip)
-source=("http://www.scilab.org/download/${pkgver}/scilab-${pkgver}.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz")
+source=("https://www.scilab.org/download/${pkgver}/scilab-${pkgver}.bin.linux-${arch}.tar.gz")
 sha256sums=("3ee1a7cf661d021ae26afc27b9fe50cb2d1c9c27911e5582e9d4337ebedb2c79")

 prepare() {

davidgarfias commented on 2021-02-06 04:36 (UTC) (edited on 2021-02-06 04:45 (UTC) by davidgarfias)

Fixed missing fonts in the UI by using system's java, not ideal but the best approach I could find (the other one is to change Scilab's default Look and Feel settings). Also updated so it no longer runs on the terminal.

As for the MESA_GL errors, that is not Scilab's fault, the Intel Media Driver is not properly supported by jogl (also happens with other packages such as Matlab) so there are two options:

  • Running with MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.0

  • Installing the i965 driver and running with MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE=i965

issue_no1 commented on 2020-11-13 00:15 (UTC)

Instead of disabling the HW support: Adding MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=3.0 to the .desktop file fixes the error of graphic windows not displaying any graphs for me.

seantrent666 commented on 2020-05-17 21:15 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-17 21:23 (UTC) by seantrent666)

Adding LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 to the .desktop file fixes the error of graphic windows not displaying any graphs for me.

I took this fix from the scilab package on the AUR

otreblan commented on 2020-05-06 22:24 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-06 22:38 (UTC) by otreblan)

scilab-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Installing ncurses5-compat-libs solves it. Please add it as a dependency.

fernando_morais commented on 2019-11-17 18:10 (UTC)

@eleftg, Scilab CLI and Scilab advanced CLI behave atypically: when I type something and press any arrow keys, or backspace, the console freezes and I need to kill the process. I reinstalled the package, but the same behaviour occurs.

Scilab, in graphical interface, works as expected.

trb commented on 2019-10-02 17:28 (UTC)

Hi, in my case Scilab 6.0.2 no longer needs to run in the terminal to work (Plasma, linux-lts, ATI gpu).

Xwang commented on 2019-06-23 09:06 (UTC) (edited on 2019-06-23 09:06 (UTC) by Xwang)

I have update the PKGBUILB to the newer version and it works perfectly, so @eleftg can you update it on AUR, please? This is the pastebin page: https://pastebin.com/B8iF43Nk