[Lazarus] Lazarus and FPC versions for Ubuntu 10?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 00:11:59 CEST 2010

>From: ABorka [mailto:fpc-devel at aborka.com] 
>Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:55 PM
>I would do a build of FPC and Lazarus from SVN trunk.

I have never ever touched SVN, so I have no clue as to what to do to
accomplish this....
Our outfit is using CVS since the beginning of this millennium (actually

>It works for me superbly and I don't have to worry about updates or 
>keeping up-to-date with FPC/Lazarus.
>Nor waiting years for the latest packages to be updated and included in 
>The 2.5.1 trunk of FPC has a ton of new features and fixes/updates which 
>I need and use without a problem.

So what you say is that the one available on Synaptic Package Manager is no
That is FPC 2.4.0-2...
Lazarus itself seems OK at least by inspecting the download link on SF.

>Building FPC and Lazarus from SVN can be a little bit tricky until one 
>gets it right, but once you have it you will not look back.

There you go...
Since I don't know anything about SVN that option is probably not for me.

>I can list my step by step install if you need (the first PITA item on 
>the list is to install the VMWare tools into your Ubuntu so you will 
>have copy/paste for the build process commands. This requires some 
>kernel sources, etc.).

The VMWare Easy Install took care of the tools installation for me so they
are safely installed. :-)

The list would be welcome so I can get a bleeding edge updated system. :-)

Bo B.

>On 9/26/2010 14:29, Bo Berglund wrote:
>> I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 desktop in a VMWare virtual machine.
>> I also did a full update of everything after the install.
>> Now for Lazarus....
>> In the Synaptic Package Manager I see versions:
>> Lazarus:
>> FPC: 2.4.0-2
>> I don't know if these are current or if there is another
>> way to get the right versions.
>> Please suggest the best way to proceed.
>> --
>> Bo Berglund

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