scid - chess database with play and training functionality

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name scid
Package version 4.3.0.cvs20120311
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 10.57 KB
Download size 4.99 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_4.3.0.cvs20120311-1_i386.deb 4.3.0.cvs20120311 i386 Debian Main
scid - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.4.0
libx11-6 -
python -
scid-data = 1:4.3.0.cvs20120311-1
tcl8.5 >= 8.5.0
tk8.5 >= 8.5.0
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package scid_4.3.0.cvs20120311-1_amd64.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




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)
2011-08-02 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20110714-2) unstable; urgency=low
* After locating the on all additional ports, the 
FTBFS bug should now be closed. Only the location of
for s390x could not be discovered. I made a wild guess...
My apologies to Nobuhiro Iwamatsu, he had to reopen this issue.
(Closes: #633707) 
* and and are in place again.
A comment from the sources: "eco2epd is now optional extra program 
NOT compiled by default, since scid now reads the .eco file format 
directly." I put eco2pgn back, as requested by Gabriele Stilli. 
Thanks for the bugreport.
(Closes: #636090)
2011-07-14 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20110714-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream sync.
* Removed .git directory from source tgz. (Closes: #633708)
* The ports needed to to locate the architecture dependent libs too. Nobuhiro Iwamatsu helped with a patch.
(Closes: #633707) 
2011-07-09 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20110706-2) unstable; urgency=low
* The configure script needed to locate the architecture dependent libs. Therefor the appropriate paths had to be 
appended. (Closes: #633146)  
2011-07-06 - Oliver Korff <>
scid (1:4.3.0.cvs20110706-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version.
* Scid Upstream is now a git repository, see copyright.
* Updated standards version to 3.9.2
* Recheck of bug #584923, "flipping board breakes animation". This 
is working fine now, even in docked mode. (Closes: #584923).

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