[Lazarus] Installed lazarus-ide in Ubuntu18, cannot install package

Brian b_lists at patandbrian.org
Wed Oct 24 10:21:07 CEST 2018

On 10/24/2018 03:32 AM, Juha Manninen via Lazarus wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 8:40 AM Brian via Lazarus
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, might I ask how you feel about running the
>> .DEBs downloaded from SourceForge?
> Apparently you have not read the forum threads about the issues caused
> by .DEBs. :)
> There are literally hundreds of them. Here is one:
>  http://forum.lazarus-ide.org/index.php/topic,42393
> Maybe we should collect them all somehow.
> External (not from distro repo) .DEBs are good for people who know the
> Debian package system well and can fix it when it gets screwed.
> For everybody else :
> * Stay away from external Debian packages! *

You're correct, I don't read the forums. I tend to the view that if I
can't collect it with Thunderbird, then I don't have time to log in
around all the various forums for my different packages, interests etc.

FWIW, all that I've done (using Ubuntu 18.04, but also with previous
versions of Ubuntu and Debian) is to lock all the FPC and Lazarus
packages against upgrade from the repositories. When a new version
comes out, I just download the DEBs from Sourceforge and install those
manually. If there's a problem with using the DEBs from Sourceforge,
then I'd like to know about it.


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