[Lazarus] How to pass path of fpc to make command, and some thoughts on Lazarus/FPC Installation.

Frank Church vfclists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 17:25:34 CEST 2010

Zitat von Frank Church <vfclists at gmail.com>:

> On 24 September 2010 08:40, Torsten Bonde Christiansen <tc at epidata.dk>wrote:
>>  On 2010-09-24 09:31, Frank Church wrote:
>>> I installed the Ubuntu package from the Wiki using the getlaz script,
>>> whenever I open Lazarus I get the error message
>>> The Free Pascal source directory was not found
>>> Some code functions will not work etc,etc
>>> When I check the Environment | Options | Files the FPC source directory is
>>> empty.
>>> Is there something to be typed in there or do they have to be installed
>>> separately?
>>>  Depending on what version of Ubuntu you use, the easiest way to install
>> the source (assuming you installed fpc through synapctic or similar) is to
>> type the following in a terminal:
>> sudo apt-get install fpc-source
>> I think the default install location is /usr/share/src, but i'm not sure of
>> that.
> Thanks.
> Is the fpc-source necessary for Lazarus to work properly? I would expect the
> documentation to mention it if it is.

All documentation I know mentions that you need the fpc sources. Where  
is this missing?

> After installing the source directory is  /usr/share/fpcsrc/$(FPCVER)/
> The version as of now is 2.2.4-3

Yes, 0.9.28 uses 2.2.4.

For 0.9.29 I would recommend 2.4.0+


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