FPCupDeLuxe install on Linux cheatsheet
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long story short:
- install Lazarus via apt or some other package-manager
- download, unzip and compile fpcupdeluxe - or use fpcupdeluxe-binary and omit steps 1 and 3
- purge the above Lazarus
- now use fpcupdeluxe to install an isolated Laz: choose trunk, x86_64, linux, trunk and click the green thumbs-up button.
- fpc, the actual Pascal compiler, will not be in the searchpath, hence make will require extra parameters; a mere make all won't work now.
- Use the provided launcher in ~ or home/YOU/Desktop (.desktop file) to run "startlazarus" employing a --pcp directive to keep multiple Lazaruses apart.
- This method may or may not succeed. It can be made to work though.
Likely problems to occur
Since the Mint / Ubuntu Laz package and f.deluxe do not harmonize, you will very likely end up with 2 compilers in $PATH if you mix f-deluxe, make from sources and apt methods. Do ls to verify in case that nothing ever compiles due to "unit not found" errors :
ls -l /usr/bin/fpc-3.0.0 ## mv /xx ls -l /usr/local/bin/fpc ## <--- which fpc -- must remain !
Move /usr/bin/fpc* out of the path e.g.
sudo mv -f /usr/bin/fpc* /xxbroken
After IDE restart, everything compiles nicely.