[Lazarus] Lazarus on Raspberry Pi

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 08:15:44 CEST 2020

On Sat, 22 Aug 2020 21:04:36 +1000, John via lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

>I recently dipped my toe into Raspberry Pi, and successfully built
>FPC (3.0.4) / Laz (2.0.8) using the instructions here:

That is NOT an instruction on how to install Fpc/Lazarus on a
Raspberry Pi!
Rather it is an instruction on how to build an installation package
for the same platform. Used in order to *distribute* Fpc/Lazarus to
other users mainly.

Big difference and much more work than needed....

If you want to install Fpc/Lazarus in order to use it yourself and
update them going forward then the much simpler way to go is to:

- Check out sources from svn (also done in the instructions)
- Install the build essentials and dependencies via apt
- Get the seed compiler (needed only once on any given system)
- Use the make command in the source dirs to build
- Use the make command in the source dirs to install in your system
- Create the desktop entry for starting Lazarus

All of this can be done in a fairly small script which gives you an
upgradable installation based on svn updates.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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