[fpc-pascal] "start" Lazarus

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Apr 17 16:46:50 CEST 2010

On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:11:48 +0200
Ritchie Flick <xenplex at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Apr 16, 2010, at 6:40 PM, spir ☣ wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Newcomer here.
> > Seems stupid, but I had a hard time in simply starting Lazarus -- on Ubuntu. When I typed "lazarus", I got an error message about a lazarus program from another package. Finally thought at the "Application" menu, which I else never use. Then, copying the launcher to the desktop I could see its properties, mainly that the command is "startlazarus".
> > So, added the following note to the Lazarus tutorial and the installation page, on the wiki:
> > http://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus_Tutorial#Getting_Started_-_Your_first_Lazarus_Program.21
> > http://wiki.freepascal.org/Installing_Lazarus#Ubuntu_.2F_Debian
> > 
> > Note: on Linux Ubuntu at least, the command to start Lazarus from a console is "startlazarus". Else, if you installed it from a Debian package, you should have a Lazarus menu entry under Application/Programming. 
> > (Issue: there is an ambiguity with a program also called "lazarus" from a "tct" package available for Ubuntu).
> > 
> > Hope this helps new newcomers ;-)
> I never had any problems with lazarus on my ubuntu installation, but maybe there are some packaging problems on the newer ones?


It is true that there is an older package tct with a binary
'lazarus' (to revive partitions).
So the lazarus package had to name the IDE 'lazaruside' instead.


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