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$ rpm2tgz lazarus-1.8.0-0.x86_64.rpm
ERROR:  rpm2cpio failed.  (maybe lazarus-1.8.0-0.x86_64.rpm is not an RPM?)
$ deb2tgz fpc-src_3.0.4-1_amd64.deb
mv: cannot stat 'data.tar.gz': No such file or directory
ERROR:  ar failed. (maybe fpc-src_3.0.4-1_amd64.deb is not an DEB?)
so makes me wonder what differences are now being made to deb and rpm's that the program to convert them to tgz is not working on them?
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Re: slackware and deb and rpm not working to get Lazarus 1.8 installed
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 04:12:14 pm »
Forget the DEB and RPM packages. They seem to cause trouble even is systems which claim to support them. I bet they cause more trouble in Slackware.
Just install FPC using the package + install script provided by FPC project. It works in any Unix related system.
Then get Lazarus 1.8 from SVN fixes branch and build it. As an extra bonus you get the latest bug fixes always with "svn up".
In your home dir or in any writable place:
$ svn co https://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/branches/fixes_1_8 lazarus_1_8
$ cd lazarus_1_8
$ make
$ ./lazarus


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Re: slackware and deb and rpm not working to get Lazarus 1.8 installed
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 09:58:46 pm »
Hello it seems with Linux Lazarus installation have some problems it's the same on Mageia 64 bits (RPM) and  Mint 64 bits (DEB)

Message translated from https://www.developpez.net/forums/d1786555/autres-langages/pascal/lazarus/l-edi-lazarus-1-8-disponible-retard-fort-serieuses-ameliorations/#post9840211

I can not run this version 1.8 on Linux, and I have the same problem with Mageia 64 bit (installed with RPM packages) and with Mint 64 bit (DEB packages): link editing is not possible ( I checked the platform options, etc.).

If I install FPC 3.0.4 alone, downloaded on freepascal.org, compiling and linking is done worry free.
If I add the downloaded Lazarus 1.8.0 package to SourceForge, then the expected version of FPC is not the right one (it wants 3.0.4 release 1). OK, let's give him the right version. I uninstall version 3.0.4.

I'm now installing version alone, available with Lazarus 1.8: link editing does not work - with a very terse error message 'Error while linking'. Lazarus installs without problems later, but hey without being able to edit the links, I'm stuck.



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