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

Brian b_lists at patandbrian.org
Wed Oct 24 14:21:49 CEST 2018

On 10/24/2018 05:19 AM, Juha Manninen via Lazarus wrote:

Forgot to change the e-mail address on this post before I sent it,
apologies if the other one somehow gets through and it appears twice.


> Building Lazarus from sources using "svn co" and "make" is so easy
> that I wonder why people refuse to do it.
> People want to try anything except for this most obvious and easiest
> way, including fpcupdeluxe which is an overkill for this simple task.

I can't speak for why other people won't do it, but before I retired,
I worked for a division of an extremely large company with a 'managed
PC' environment, where we were strictly forbidden to install anything
which could be regarded as beta-test software, and I'm absolutely
certain that the SVN versions would be regarded in that light.
*Approved* full releases only, no exceptions! This was in a testing
laboratory environment, subject to ISO 9002 regulations, and breaking
the policy was a disciplinary offence.

I'm *NOT* defending the policy, just stating that it existed, and that
I was subject to it. I had to get a fistful of exemptions from the IT
department to be able to do my job as it was, the chances of my
getting one to allow me to install incremental builds (of ANYTHING,
not just Lazarus) varied from zero to slightly less than that.

Now that I'm safely retired, OK, I'll take your recommendation, give
the SVN version a whirl and see how it goes.


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