Package Base Details: bcompare

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Submitter: Musikolo
Maintainer: Musikolo
Last Packager: Musikolo
Votes: 86
Popularity: 0.037544
First Submitted: 2011-07-27 22:54
Last Updated: 2020-10-08 00:31

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xavery commented on 2019-10-24 22:27

It looks like 4.3.1 ships all the Qt4 dependencies alongside the binary - perhaps the qt4 dependency is no longer needed.

Musikolo commented on 2019-10-10 02:02

Updated to version


Aerion commented on 2019-07-16 16:19

@rku I wondered the same thing about the need for Qt 4 as it has been unsupported since 2015, so I contacted Scooter Software today.

This was their response:

"We're working on a Qt 5 version of Beyond Compare. As an intermediate step, we might release a version of Beyond Compare 4 for Linux that includes Qt 4 in the package for distributions that no longer support it.

Beyond Compare 4.2.10 on Mac is only available as a 32-bit application. Apple will drop support for 32-bit apps in macOS 10.15 (September or October). Work on a 64-bit Mac version has dominated our development calendar. Once we have a the 64-bit Mac version of BC officially released then we'll be able to schedule more time on other issues, such as Linux Qt 5 support or bundling of Qt 4."

So it looks like we will be stuck with Qt 4 for a while longer, although a Qt 5 version is coming. All in all good news then.

renehsz commented on 2019-06-06 11:01

@Musikolo it works now, perfect!

Musikolo commented on 2019-06-01 02:53

@renehsz, I understand now what the was.

Please, try again and let me know if the issue persists.

Thank you.

renehsz commented on 2019-05-31 14:50

@Musikolo If your /bin/sh is symlinked to /bin/bash (which is default on Arch Linux, but can be changed), then the script runs fine, but if it is symlinked to a non-bash but still posix-compliant shell like dash, it will cause a syntax error. A possible fix is simply calling the script with bash instead of sh to make sure it always runs with bash:

<   sh --prefix="${_install_dir}"
>   bash --prefix="${_install_dir}"

Musikolo commented on 2019-05-31 00:54

@renehsz, if you know a way to solve that issue, please feel free to share a possible fix. Since I don't know what exact issue you are having, I'm unable to solve it.

Thank you.

renehsz commented on 2019-05-30 18:20

I think the script doesn't seem to work with a posix compliant but non-bash shell. So it should either be called with bash or the bashisms should be removed. I might be wrong though...

Musikolo commented on 2019-05-30 02:57

Updated to version


Musikolo commented on 2019-05-07 01:47

@rku, yes, it is required. This is what you get when qt4 is missing:

[musikolo@MyPC ~]$ bcompare 
Some Shared Libraries were not found (0x00007ffe3f6f4000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd9397a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd93967000) => /usr/lib/beyondcompare/ (0x00007fcd9352b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd9350a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd93345000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd93340000) => /usr/lib/beyondcompare/ (0x00007fcd92f31000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd92df2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd92bdb000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd92a4b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd92a31000)
        /lib64/ => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007fcd939c5000) => not found => not found => not found => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd92a05000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd928bf000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd928ba000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fcd928b2000)