[Lazarus] clean installation

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 12:56:36 CET 2016

On Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:21:06 -0500, Richard Medina
<medina.rc at gmail.com> wrote:

>I am having problems to install the last version of Lazarus.
>Please anyone can help me?
>I am using linux mint (ubuntu).
>I already donwloaded the last version Lazarus 1.6 with fpc3.0.0. and fpc
>source 3.0.0.

I have created a Linux Mint 17.3 (Mate) virtual machine to be used
with Lazarus. I had no problems installing it from sources.
Here is from what I did:

1) Create the directories for files
mkdir ~/dev
mkdir ~/dev/fpc
mkdir ~/dev/lazarus

2) Download files
FTP release 3.0.0 binary for Intel X64:

FTP 3.0.0 sources via svn:
cd ~/dev/fpc
svn co http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/tags/release_3_0_0 3.0.0

Lazarus release 1.6 via svn:
cd ~/dev/lazarus
svn co http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/tags/lazarus_1_6 1.6

3) Install FPC
Unpack the FPC tar file into a temp location, then inside that dir
sudo ./install.sh

4) Install Lazarus
Note that this step may take quite some time...
cd ~/dev/lazarus/1.6
make bigide

5) Start Lazarus IDE

Now when the start dialog shows up it will probably ask for the FPC
Just navigate to ~/dev/fpc/3.0.0 and hit Ok


If you want a start icon on the desktop you can add it easily by:
nano ~/Desktop/lazarus_1.6.desktop

Then enter the following into the file:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Lazarus IDE
Name=Lazarus IDE 1.6
GenericName=lazarus 1.6

Save this (Ctl-X and yes...)

chmod +x ~/Desktop/lazarus_1.6.desktop
Now the start icon will appear on the desktop.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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