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bug #56024: StockFish engine, doesn't seems to work (crashes).

Submitter:  - <_141403>
Submitted:  Thu 28 Mar 2019 07:56:08 PM UTC
Category:  XBoard (GTK version) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Installation/Configuration/Packaging Status:  Invalid
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None
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Sat 15 May 2021 01:39:15 AM UTC, comment #2: 

p.s. As a quick start, with new enough xboard:

  xboard -fcp stockfish -fUCI

Tim Mann <mann>
Project Administrator
Sat 15 May 2021 01:36:23 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Stockfish is a UCI engine, not xboard protocol, so you can't run it with the command "xboard -fcp stockfish".

As "man stockfish" says, Stockfish should work with xboard together with PolyGlot.  I suggest installing PolyGlot and reading its man page to understand how to use it.

Tim Mann <mann>
Project Administrator
Thu 28 Mar 2019 07:56:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

While XBoard can load other chess engines flawlessly, trying to load (as 1st or 2nd engine) Stockfish, gives the message: "xboard: Error writing to first chess program: Broken pipe".
Pressing OK, terminates the program.

Launching it from console (eg. xboard -fcp stockfish), doesn;t make much difference.
It avoids the crash, but the engine remains non-functional.

I have the latest stable version (4.9.1) from repositories.
Stockfish version, also latest stable (Stockfish 10 64 POPCNT), on Devuan ASCII (stable) x64 KDE (Debian stable based).
Also tried Stockfish repo version, with the same results.

The problem seems to be from the XBoard's side, because launching stockfish from console, seems to work flawlessly.

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