Package Details: scidavis 1.25-1

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Package Base: scidavis
Description: Application for Scientific Data Analysis and Visualization, fork of QtiPlot
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: leidola
Maintainer: arcanis
Last Packager: arcanis
Votes: 56
Popularity: 0.70
First Submitted: 2008-08-18 22:21
Last Updated: 2019-05-12 11:54

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Fellype commented on 2019-12-23 20:18

SciDAVis 1.26 has been released. This should be the latest version in teh 1.x series.

dacko commented on 2019-09-02 10:31

I managed to install the package using two steps:


  • -qmake-qt4 CONFIG+="liborigin python" QMAKE_CXXFLAGS=-fpermissive
  • +qmake-qt4 CONFIG+="liborigin python2" QMAKE_CXXFLAGS=-fpermissive

since otherwise ARCH uses python3 instead of python2, hence cannot find sip, leading ultimately missing files and errors like: 'src/PythonScripting.cpp:65:10: fatal error: sipAPIscidavis.h: No such file or directory'

2) Since /usr/lib*/ was not present, I created a symlink to it:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

arkoprovo1996 commented on 2019-08-08 16:28

This is the latest thing ... Why is it marked out-of-date?!

Fellype commented on 2019-04-12 12:33


The 2.0.1 release doesn't differ significantly from 1.25, being aimed only for build tests on Windows. In the future, the 2.x series will support Qt5 and Python3 only. And yes, it is possible to build SciDAVis 1.25 using Qt5, but do not forget that this requires qwt5 and qwtplot3d built against Qt5 also:

a.kudelin commented on 2019-04-09 13:42

Please, update to 2.0.1 and switch to QT5.

caolite commented on 2019-02-21 00:23

it would appear the problem is caused by python-sip-pyqt4 and python2-sip-pyqt4 recently being updated to version 4.19.14. you can get them updated from ; at least python2-sip-pyqt4 needs to be up-to-date, but possibly both

after this, however, you might run into the problem of make failing due to inability of converting nullptr type to int in a handful of .cpp files in the source

i managed to get around this by appending the following code after qmake command in PKGBUILD: find . -type f -name '*.cpp' -exec sed -i 's/{SIP_NULLPTR, SIP_NULLPTR, SIP_NULLPTR, SIP_NULLPTR}/{SIP_NULLPTR, SIP_NULLPTR, SIP_NULLPTR, 0}/g' {} \;

grisu48 commented on 2019-01-11 15:10

Currently the package doesn't build. It exits with

'src/PythonScripting.cpp:65:10: fatal error: sipAPIscidavis.h: No such file or directory'

This is perhaps related to a previous error about not being able to find, which is not provided anymore

ls: cannot access '/usr/lib*/': No such file or directory

Full output is at

Any ideas?

Fellype commented on 2018-12-04 11:22

To fix the build fail due to absence of -fpermissive flag you can apply the patch [1], provided by Miquel Garriga, to PKGBUILD. Basically, add: QMAKE_CXXFLAGS+=-fpermissive to the qmake-qt4 CONFIG+="liborigin python" command.


jaro3 commented on 2018-10-03 16:56

src/PythonScripting.cpp: In member function ‘QString PythonScripting::errorMsg()’: src/PythonScripting.cpp:179:61: error: invalid conversion from ‘const char’ to ‘char’ [-fpermissive] if (frame->f_code->co_name && (fname = PYSTRING_AsString(frame->f_code->co_name)) != '?') ^ make[1]: [Makefile:3681: ../tmp/libscidavis/PythonScripting.o] Error 1 make[1]: Waiting for unfinished jobs.... make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/tmp/scidavis/src/scidavis-1.23/libscidavis' make: ** [Makefile:82: sub-libscidavis-make_default-ordered] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build scidavis.

ktamp commented on 2018-08-11 08:17

Does not build any more unless "-fpermissive" is added to CXXFLAGS in the Makefile for libscidavis.