[fpc-pascal] Easy install of FPC and Lazarus

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon May 23 12:23:02 CEST 2011

In our previous episode, Rainer Stratmann said:
> > package systems "should" bring them in if they are missing.
> >
> > And the qtintf library is mostly likely not available.
> Would it be possible to put all the needed libraries in on ~/fpc_install_xxx 
> directory with all other programs so that lazarus looks there first for the 
> libraries?

Not without system reconfiguration so that the system searched for libs
there, and getting this fault-free is near impossible.

The only solution is to not do that and link everything that is potentially
a risk into one big binary. Commercial vendors.

But they often only support one or two distributions formally.

In general, this IMHO is a dead end. Many have tried, and many have failed.
Even if it works, the maintenance effort is even more killing than the
current situation, since you are totally on your own.

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