[fpc-devel] FPC 2.0.4 is out!

Rob van der Linde robvdl at paradise.net.nz
Tue Aug 29 08:46:55 CEST 2006

Yeah I am aware you need a full Latex install, because I built Free
Pascal 2.0.2 about a month ago in Ubuntu Dapper (32-bit) myself, and put
the .deb files up on the Ubuntu forum for people to download. Even with
still fairly limited Linux knowledge I found it quite easy to build
however, even installing the Latex environment, although I had never
done this before was a breeze.

I would love to be a maintainer and build .deb files, however I do not
own a 64 bit CPU and can't afford one at the moment because it would
also mean a new motherboard and RAM too, so that crosses me out pretty
much. In fact, I really would love to see Free Pascal packages in the
Ubuntu universe repositories in the future.

On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 08:24 +0200, Daniël Mantione wrote:
> Op Tue, 29 Aug 2006, schreef Rob van der Linde:
> > Thank you very much, I was waiting for the release of 2.0.4 so I could
> > compile .DEB packages for Ubuntu Dapper as I had previously compiled the
> > 2.0.2 release for Ubuntu for people to download. I just found out that
> > there are now official .DEB packages so it will no longer be necessary
> > for me to build them, great stuff.
> > 
> > It would be nice to see 64 bit .DEB packages downloadable too, in the
> > future maybe. I think .DEB packages are very important to support, since
> > Ubuntu is now one of the top Linux distros.
> .deb packages will only be available if there are volunteers to build 
> them. There were for i386, but not x86_64.
> One problem with .deb packages (and also with .rpm) is that one needs a 
> full Latex installation on his system in order to be able to compile the 
> documentation. With .tar this is not necessary, because people who build 
> a package can use a pre-built documentation set.
> The result is that most people who maintain a platform choose to build 
> .tar only. Of course, another point is that not everyone in the team uses 
> Debian or a Debian derivate. The x86_64 release was built by someone who 
> uses SuSE.
> Daniël
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