Package Details: scilab-bin 6.0.1-1

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Package Base: scilab-bin
Description: A software package for numerical computation, providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
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Keywords: programming scientific scilab
Licenses: BSD, custom:CeCILL
Conflicts: scilab
Submitter: marcel83
Maintainer: eleftg
Last Packager: eleftg
Votes: 20
Popularity: 0.009690
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 19:36
Last Updated: 2018-02-20 20:32

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Potomac commented on 2018-06-27 01:55

scilab 6 has a bug related to jogl jar library, if mesa version is >= 17.2 then scilab will be unable to use graphic hardware acceleration, no graph plotting,

in the console we can read these error logs : X11GLXDrawableFactory - Could not initialize shared resources for :0 at jogamp.opengl.x11.glx.X11GLXDrawableFactory$SharedResourceImplementation.createSharedResource( at at Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at jogamp.opengl.GLContextImpl.makeCurrent( at jogamp.opengl.GLContextImpl.makeCurrent( at jogamp.opengl.x11.glx.X11GLXDrawableFactory$SharedResourceImplementation.createSharedResource( ... 2 more

the solution is to build scilab with a beta version of jogl (2.3.3), or to disable gpu hardware acceleration :


reuseman commented on 2018-03-25 08:47

How can I fix this: "The theme engine could not be found in module_path: «adwaita»"

eleftg commented on 2018-02-12 23:02

Thank you brunohcastro! I didn't know this trick :)

(I've just always run it from the command line)

brunohcastro commented on 2018-02-01 06:59

It's working if run from command line. Also working with Terminal=true on the scilab.desktop file. The same goes for xcos.

gnuku commented on 2018-01-08 14:23

Solving only partially. Now scilab opens and crashes/closes right away. Ditto for xcos

eleftg commented on 2018-01-03 23:29

Fixed. Many thanks to curufinwe and eolianoe for their suggestions

eolianoe commented on 2018-01-03 17:36

@curufinwe: I can confirm that deleting the files make scilab works

# Fix bug:
+  rm -f -- "${pkgdir}/opt/${_pkgname}/lib/thirdparty/"*

curufinwe commented on 2017-12-30 17:38

To run scilab-6.0.0 you should delete zlib* libraries from


After that scilab will start normally. Information from

It works for me.

grandchild commented on 2017-12-06 17:42

If you just now want to install Scilab, no prior installation, you have to do the following:

  1. Edit the PKGBUILD: pgkver=5.5.2 and sha256sums_x86_64=("SKIP")

  2. Make sure that your default Java version is not java-8-openjdk (plotting failed for me on openjdk8): sudo archlinux-java set java-7-openjdk/jre # or java-7-openjdk or similar, check archlinux-java status to see what you have available

  3. Start Scilab with: _JAVA_OPTIONS='' /opt/scilab/bin/scilab

  4. Then edit /etc/pacman.conf to IgnorePkg = scilab-bin to avoid having to do this all again later.

eleftg commented on 2017-10-28 20:52

As of 2017-10-28 the official binary distribution of scilab does not work. It throws a segmentation fault :

bin/scilab: line 957: 31730 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$SCILABBIN" "$@"

Updates will follow once this gets fixed upstream