[Lazarus] Lazarus available for download

Andrew Haines AndrewD207 at aol.com
Wed Mar 14 16:25:17 CET 2012

On 03/14/12 10:59, Koenraad Lelong wrote:
> On 14-03-12 15:12, Bart wrote:
> ...
>> Alternatively just install fpc 2.6.0 and build Lazarus from sources.
>> Bart
> Bart,
> I wanted to report my experience with installing the new lazarus, with
> ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
> It's been a while I used lazarus under linux, so I'll have to search for
> a how-to, to make lazarus from sources.

This is my process for setting up fpc and lazarus on a new computer

1) I create a folder

mkdir ~/programming
cd ~/programming

2) download and extract a bootstrap compiler from:


yours is probably

tar -jxf ./*.ppc*.bz2

3) download freepascal

3-a) fpc trunk (2.7.1)

svn checkout http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/trunk fpc

3-b) fpc fixes (2.6.1) basically 2.6.0 with patches that fix bugs found
in 2.6.0

if you would rather use the released fpc then maybe the fixes branch is
what you want:

svn checkout
http://svn.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/branches/fixes_2_6/ fpc-2.6.1

4) download lazarus

svn checkout http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/trunk lazarus

5) compile and install fpc

cd ./fpc
PP=~/programming/ppc386 make all
sudo PP=~/programming/ppc386 make install

6) create and /etc/fpc.cfg file

./utils/fpcmkcfg/fpcmkcfg -o /etc/fpc.cfg

edit /etc/fpc.cfg file and search replace "-Fu/units/" with

7) compile lazarus

cd ../lazarus
make all

create a link to lazarus in /usr/bin so you don't have to "install" lazarus

sudo ln -s ~/programming/lazarus/lazarus /usr/bin/

that's it.

For convenience I sometimes link /usr/local/lib/fpc to /usr/lib/fpc



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