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#1 2022-04-16 16:25:40

amaro
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Registered: 2022-02-08
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[SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

Hello everybody!

Installed 'scid' plus 'phalanx' and 'toga' but still get 'phalanx or toga not found' message when try to play a tactical game.

Any ideas what else is missing?
Thank you in advance!

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#2 2022-04-16 21:45:35

brocashelm
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

Which Devuan version are you experiencing problems in? Are the following packages installed?
libtcl8.6 libtk8.6 phalanx scid scid-data tcl tcl8.6 tk tk8.6 toga2


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#3 2022-04-17 04:09:02

amaro
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

looks like everything is installed

ain libtcl8.6 libtk8.6 phalanx scid scid-data tcl tcl8.6 tk tk8.6 toga2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
libtcl8.6 is already the newest version (8.6.11+dfsg-1).
libtcl8.6 set to manually installed.
libtk8.6 is already the newest version (8.6.11-2).
libtk8.6 set to manually installed.
phalanx is already the newest version (22+d051004-14+b1).
scid is already the newest version (1:4.7.0+dfsg1-2).
scid-data is already the newest version (1:4.7.0+dfsg1-2).
scid-data set to manually installed.
tcl is already the newest version (8.6.11+1).
tcl set to manually installed.
tcl8.6 is already the newest version (8.6.11+dfsg-1).
tcl8.6 set to manually installed.
tk is already the newest version (8.6.11+1).
tk set to manually installed.
tk8.6 is already the newest version (8.6.11-2).
tk8.6 set to manually installed.
toga2 is already the newest version (3.0.0.1SE1-2+b1)

Devuan chimaera

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#4 2022-04-17 10:13:01

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

Use dpkg -L to list the contents of the packages and use echo $PATH to check if the directory containing the game binaries is included.

Hint: /usr/games/.

Which desktop are you using and how exactly do you log in?

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-04-17 10:13:52)


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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#5 2022-04-17 10:52:07

amaro
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

Not sure if I get this right...
Anyway,

dpkg -L  phalanx scid toga2
/.
/usr
/usr/games
/usr/games/phalanx
/usr/games/xphalanx
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/phalanx
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/README.gz
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/changelog.Debian.amd64.gz
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/copyright
/usr/share/doc/phalanx/pondering
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man6
/usr/share/man/man6/phalanx.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/xphalanx.6.gz
/usr/share/menu
/usr/share/menu/phalanx
/usr/share/phalanx
/usr/share/phalanx/pbook.phalanx
/usr/share/phalanx/sbook.phalanx
/var
/var/games

/.
/usr
/usr/games
/usr/games/pgnfix
/usr/games/sc_eco
/usr/games/sc_epgn
/usr/games/sc_import
/usr/games/sc_remote
/usr/games/sc_spell
/usr/games/scid
/usr/games/scidpgn
/usr/games/spf2spi
/usr/games/spliteco
/usr/games/tkscid
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/mime
/usr/lib/mime/packages
/usr/lib/mime/packages/scid
/usr/share
/usr/share/applications
/usr/share/applications/scid.desktop
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/scid
/usr/share/doc/scid/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/scid/TODO.Debian
/usr/share/doc/scid/TODO.gz
/usr/share/doc/scid/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/scid/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/scid/copyright
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man6
/usr/share/man/man6/scid.6.gz
/usr/share/pixmaps
/usr/share/pixmaps/scid.xpm
/usr/share/scid
/usr/share/scid/bases
/usr/share/scid/bases/PLACEHOLDER
/usr/share/scid/books
/usr/share/scid/books/PLACEHOLDER
/usr/share/scid/data
/usr/share/scid/data/PLACEHOLDER
/usr/share/scid/html
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/bb.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/bk.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/bn.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/bp.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/bq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/br.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/bb.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/bk.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/bn.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/bp.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/bq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/br.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/sq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wb.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wk.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wn.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wp.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/mini/wr.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/sq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wb.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wk.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wn.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wp.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wq.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/bitmaps/wr.gif
/usr/share/scid/html/scid.css
/usr/share/scid/html/scid.js
/usr/share/man/man6/eco2pgn.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/pgnfix.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/pgnscid.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_addmove.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_eco.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_epgn.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_import.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_remote.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_spell.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/sc_tree.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/scidlet.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/scidpgn.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/scidt.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/scmerge.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/spf2spi.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/spliteco.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/tcscid.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/tkscid.6.gz
/usr/share/man/man6/twic2scid.6.gz

/.
/usr
/usr/games
/usr/games/toga2
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/toga2
/usr/share/doc/toga2/README.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/toga2/changelog.Debian.amd64.gz
/usr/share/doc/toga2/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/toga2/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/toga2/copyright
/usr/share/doc/toga2/examples
/usr/share/doc/toga2/examples/engine-interface.txt.gz
/usr/share/doc/toga2/examples/toga2.ini
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man6
/usr/share/man/man6/toga2.6.gz
root@G470:~# echo $PATH  phalanx
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin phalanx
root@G470:~# echo $PATH  scid
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin scid
root@G470:~# echo $PATH  toga2
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin toga2

xfce, standard login (login window, username, password)

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#6 2022-04-17 11:13:18

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

Run this command as your normal user (not as root):

echo $PATH

It needs to contain /usr/games for the binaries to be found.

For example, does this launch the games for you:

/usr/games/xphalanx

To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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#7 2022-04-17 14:52:51

amaro
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

 > :-) $ echo $PATH phalanx
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games:/usr/bin phalanx
[ 17:40:46 Sun Apr 17 @ Books ]
 > :-) $ echo $PATH toga
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games:/usr/bin toga
[ 17:40:55 Sun Apr 17 @ Books ]
 > :-) $ echo $PATH scid
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games:/usr/bin scid

I do not know what the output of this command should be but here is what it does in terminal

> :-) $ /usr/games/xphalanx
Phalanx XXII-pg
primary book /usr/share/phalanx/pbook.phalanx, 48749 bytes
secondary book /usr/share/phalanx/sbook.phalanx, 259074 bytes
learning file /var/games/phalanx.learn, 262144 bytes
tellics set 1 Phalanx XXII-pg, 820 kB hashtable, 47/253 kB P/S opening book
[ white, 1 ]

For the record,

 > :-) $ /usr/games/scid

starts 'scid' but it still gives the same pop-up window saying 'phalanx or toga not found' when I try to play a tactical game.

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#8 2022-04-17 19:06:03

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

amaro wrote:
 > :-) $ /usr/games/scid

starts 'scid' but it still gives the same pop-up window saying 'phalanx or toga not found' when I try to play a tactical game.

Please post the exact, full error message that appears in the terminal from which /usr/games/scid is run after that pop-up window appears.


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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#9 2022-04-18 13:54:11

amaro
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Re: [SOLVED] scid phalanx or toga not found

well, it did not give any error messages so I thought there must be something wrong with the installation.
reinstalled everything and made sure all the engines appear in the engine window.
now it works.

p.s. this is the second or third time an app works differently in Devuan from the way I am used to it in Arch. probably my expectations are playing tricks to me.

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