[fpc-devel] FPC 2.0.4 is out!

Stefan Kisdaroczi kisda at hispeed.ch
Tue Aug 29 09:08:13 CEST 2006


Daniël Mantione wrote:
> Op Tue, 29 Aug 2006, schreef Rob van der Linde:
>> [...]
>> 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.

i'm using debian unstable (amd64) and build the deb's always for me.
I have uploaded them now to my private homepage [1] for download.


> 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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