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scidb-beta-1.0-x86_64-r960-slackware.tgz 2013-10-18 60.2 MB 0
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scidb-beta-code-r960.tar.gz 2013-10-16 43.8 MB 1515 weekly downloads
scidb-beta-1.0-r960.i386.rpm 2013-10-16 64.7 MB 0
scidb-beta-1.0-i386-r960-slackware.tgz 2013-10-16 64.6 MB 0
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Installation from package


32 bit: scidb-beta_1.0-r960_i386.deb
This package is built under Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (with checkinstall).
Installation: sudo dpkg -i scidb-beta_1.0-r960_i386.deb
Deinstallation: sudo dpkg --purge scidb-beta

64 bit: scidb-beta_1.0-r960_amd64.deb
This package is built under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit (with checkinstall).
Installation: sudo dpkg -i scidb-beta_1.0-r960_amd64.deb
Deinstallation: sudo dpkg --purge scidb-beta


32 bit: scidb-beta-1.0-r960.i386.rpm
This package is built under Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (with checkinstall), so far no experience exists whether it is working under Red Hat, Fedora or openSUSE. If not, please use the source code.
Installation: rpm -Uvh scidb-beta-1.0-r960.i386.rpm
Deinstallation: rpm -e scidb-beta_1.0-r960

64 bit: scidb-beta-1.0-r960.x86_64.rpm
This package is built under Fedora 19 64 bit (with checkinstall).
Installation: rpm -Uvh scidb-beta-1.0-r960.x86_64.rpm
Deinstallation: rpm -e scidb-beta-1.0-r960


32 bit: scidb-beta-1.0-i386-r960-slackware.tgz
This package is built under Ubuntu 12.04.3 LT (with checkinstall), so far no experience exists whether it is working on Slackware. If not, please use the source code.
Installation: installpkg scidb-beta-1.0-i386-r960-slackware.tgz
Deinstallation: removepkg scidb-beta-1.0-i386-r960-slackware

64 bit: scidb-beta-1.0-x86_64-r960-slackware.tgz
This package is built under Slackware 14 64bit (with checkinstall).
Installation: installpkg scidb-beta-1.0-x86_64-r960-slackware.tgz
Deinstallation: removepkg scidb-beta-1.0-x86_64-r960-slackware

Arch Linux

Arch Linux is already providing the package scidb-svn, compiled from version r945.
Installation: pacman -S scidb-svn
Deinstallation: pacman -Rs scidb-svn
Unluckely the Arch Linux team has not used a very stable version, hence it is recommended to do an installation from source code (see below).

Source code

For all Linux/Unix operating systems, but the installation process is not yet tested under all systems. Please see below how the installation will be done.


All packages will be installed in /usr/local (to be conform with previous versions). These packages are for Linux/Unix systems only. The Windows version will be released later. Currently volunteers for Mac OS X porting are wanted (see Talkchess).

After an successful installation scidb-beta is executable.

If case of errors in the installation descriptions, please report to <gcramer@users.sourceforge.net>.

Thanks to Jose Carlos Martins for his valuable support.

Installation from source code

For a successful compilation the following packages are necessary: (Under older distributions some of them are not available, in this case the missing packages are not needed.)


sudo apt-get install libexpat1-dev libfontconfig1-dev libfreetype6-dev libxft-dev libxcursor-dev tcl8.5 tcl8.5-dev tk8.5 tk8.5-dev zlib1g-dev

Red Hat/Fedora/openSUSE

yum install expat-devel fontconfig-devel freetype-devel glibc-devel glibc-headers libICE-devel libSM-devel libstdc++-devel libX11-devel libXcursor-devel libXft-devel tcl tcl-devel tk tk-devel zlib-devel

Arch Linux

pacman -S libsm libxcursor minizip tcl tk

Furthermore the following packages are recommended, though not strictly necessary:


sudo apt-get install libgdbm-dev libzzip-dev

Red Hat/Fedora/openSUSE

yum install gdbm-devel zziplib-devel

Arch Linux

pacman -S gdbm zziplib

In order that the desktop associations will be built, also the following packages should be installed (not absolutely necessary, but recommended if KDE, GNOME, or Xfce is used):


sudo apt-get install desktop-file-utils hicolor-icon-theme shared-mime-info xdg-utils

Red Hat/Fedora/openSUSE

yum install desktop-file-utils hicolor-icon-theme shared-mime-info xdg-utils

Arch Linux

pacman -S desktop-file-utils hicolor-icon-theme shared-mime-info xdg-utils

Build Scidb as usual:

tar -xzf scidb-beta-code-r960.tar.gz
cd scidb-beta-code-r960
sudo make install

In case of problems please consult file INSTALL.

Deinstallation can be done as follows:

cd scidb-beta-code-r960
sudo make uninstall
Source: README.md, updated 2013-10-10

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