scid - chess database with play and training functionality

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name scid
Package version 4.5.1.cvs20140429
Package release 2ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 6.36 KB
Download size 1.25 MB
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Shane's Chess Information Database is a chess database application with
a graphical user interface. You can browse databases of chess games,
edit them and search for games by various criteria. Scid uses its
own compact and fast database format, but can convert to and from PGN.
Its also possible to play live on the internet and practice tactical
This package contains the main program.


Package Version Architecture Repository
scid_4.5.1.cvs20140429-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb 4.5.1.cvs20140429 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
scid - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.4.0
libtcl8.5 >= 8.5.0
python -
scid-data = 1:4.5.1.cvs20140429-2ubuntu1
tcl8.5 -
tk8.5 -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package scid_4.5.1.cvs20140429-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package scid

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install scid deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install scid




2014-12-06 - Logan Rosen <>
scid (1:4.5.1.cvs20140429-2ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/01_Makefile.conf.diff: Move -lpthread to after files that
need it to fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed.
2014-09-05 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.5.1.cvs20140429-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* linking with pthread, bug was reproduced with cowbuilder build.
unclear, why the bug didn't show up before. 
Added: LDFLAGS:=$(LDFLAGS) -lpthread to 01_Makefile.conf.diff 
(Closes: #759863)
2014-04-29 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.5.1.cvs20140429-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version. (Closes: #704743)
* The buildsystem changed, so a new 01_Makefile.conf.diff had to be added.
* Included hardening compile options to 01_Makefile.conf.diff
* Switch to compat level 9, added dependency to debhelper >=9 
* 22_multiarch-tcltk.diff removed, configure now finds the paths 
* Patches had to be recreated, removed some old patchfiles 
* Updated to standards version 3.9.5
* Added the .desktop file from ubuntu, thanks to Marc Deslauriers for the 
patch. This solves two bugs: (Closes: #738024) (Closes: #729905)
2014-04-28 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20120311-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed FTBFS after multiarchifying Tcl/Tk. Like Sergei Golovan suggested.
(Closes: #725084) Thanks for the patch. 
2012-03-11 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20120311-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version.
* Updated to standards version 3.9.3
* scid now recommends tdom and tcllib, which is necessary for the built-in
xfcc support. Thanks to Ian Zimmerman for giving this hint. 
(Closes: #656699) 
* Scid filter mode: "AND" is now working again. Thanks to Ian Zimmerman for
the Report, and to Fulvio solving the bug upstream. (Closes: #661836) 
2012-01-23 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20111216-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Installing the files in scid-data must be done in the debian 
specific way with dh_install. Scid now installs files in 
2012-01-23 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20111216-2) unstable; urgency=low
* In the switch to Source 3.0 format a patch was skipped, which fixed 
library paths at the debian the ports. This lead to a FTBFS Bug. Thanks to
Peter Greens patch there is now no patching involved anymore, the magic is 
done via sed in the rules file and DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH. (Closes: #656789)
* The split from scid to scid + scid-data had to be done with a Replaces 
and a Breaks field in the control file. (Closes: #656950)
* Added the libx11-dev, dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.0) dependency to ensure building 
environment is right under all circumstances.
2011-12-23 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20111216-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version.
* Removed dependency of oss-compat. libsnack works without. Thanks to 
Ian Zimmerman for the hint.
* Switch to Source 3.0 Format. (quilt)
- Converted patches
- Converted changes to Makefile to a single patch. (Not sure if this works 
out all right, or has any side effects.)
- Removed dpatch build dependency.
- Set debhelper build depends to (>= 7.0.50~)
* After forwarding the bug to upstream, they could sort out the issue. 
And a long mail thread from Harvey Kelly and Joost 't Hart discussed 
it, to be a Latex problem. Thanks to Joost and others for their 
patience. (Closes: #640395)

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