[Lazarus] making lazarus from source failed (linux mint)

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 18:51:57 CEST 2015

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 2015-09-17 at 23:42, Xiangrong Fang wrote:
>> I need to compile lazarus from source (as the
>> official deb package depends on fpc 2.6.4, while the mint system only
>> provide 2.6.2).
> The joys of package management and its dependency hell! To solve the
> problem forever, simply install FPC from the official FPC installer
> (no root access is required either). Download it from the SourceForge
> page. This has worked for me on Windows, Linux and FreeBSD for the last
> 5 years without error.

I agree, and the installation bundle includes a script which puts things 
in a suitable place and generates an fpc.cfg which is almost always OK.

I can't speak for Mint but 2.6.4- as available at Sourceforge etc.- is 
fine on any half-recent Debian (definitely "Lenny" onwards), and once 
that's running you can compile later versions (e.g. the development 
trunk) or if you really have to older ones.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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