Package Details: scilab-bin 6.0.2-1

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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: 21
Popularity: 0.122887
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 19:36
Last Updated: 2019-06-24 21:51

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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

ryukinix commented on 2017-06-30 19:06

Thanks for the tip to fix that problem, ye_k.

ye_k commented on 2017-05-13 06:06

Unfortunately scilab-bin 5.5.2-1 doesn't work properly. To be more precise, it doesn't even start after recent update of ArchLinux. To fix this behaviour and make scilab-bin runnable again the one should use the next export:

$ export _JAVA_OPTIONS='' && /usr/bin/scilab

I suppose it worse to put this export to the very beginning of /usr/bin/scilab file.