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Package Details: scid_vs_pc 4.17-4

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: scid_vs_pc
Description: Shane's Chess Information Database
Upstream URL:
Keywords: chess database games
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: scid
Submitter: archtux
Maintainer: Morn (bulletmark, zyli, fanisg)
Last Packager: Morn
Votes: 24
Popularity: 0.306427
First Submitted: 2010-12-11 20:45
Last Updated: 2016-10-31 10:58

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Morn commented on 2017-01-25 11:34

@apetresc: The checksum is the same as before for me.

apetresc commented on 2017-01-25 01:28

Just a ping that the checksum is presumably out of date again - the validity check is failing :)

Morn commented on 2016-11-01 21:53

@naund: Packages in the base-devel group such as make are not included in makedepends, see

naund commented on 2016-11-01 21:17

make is required for building this package. Please add it to makedepends.

Morn commented on 2016-10-31 11:01

I've made all of you co-maintainers; obviously we need more manpower to deal with these constant source package updates. The temptation to set the checksum to SKIP is certainly growing. :-)

bulletmark commented on 2016-10-26 23:07

@Morn, I have never seen any project/person publish a versioned tar file and then occasionally update the contents over a period but keep the same version name. It's just something that never should be done. I or anybody else would have made the same "mistake" as you.

Morn commented on 2016-10-26 09:40

@bulletmark To be fair, 4.17 always had October 25 as a release date in the about box. So next time I will wait until after the intended release date before I update the PKGBUILD. But someone flagged 4.16.1 as outdated, so I upgraded to 4.17 before checking properly if it had really been properly released yet.

bulletmark commented on 2016-10-24 22:15

I got the same error again today updating my notebook so I investigated and find that, unbelievably, the scid_vs_pc upstream developers keep updating the same scid_vs_pc-4.17.tgz file. They call it a "release candidate". See This of course breaks the md5sum check in the PKGBUILD. I guess that means that @Morn needs to watch that mail list and work out when they deem it stable before he updates the PKGBUILD.

bulletmark commented on 2016-10-24 01:10

@fanish, I got those same errors building 4.17-2 as well. Repeated a few times then removed the package and installed again which worked. Didn't investigate why this worked sorry.

fanisg commented on 2016-10-23 13:16

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
scid_vs_pc-4.17.tgz ... FAILED
scid ... Passed
scid_vs_pc.desktop ... Passed
scid_vs_pc.install ... Passed
scidlet ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build scid_vs_pc.
==> Restart building scid_vs_pc ? [y/N]