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adamss3

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Vector Linux?
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:36:23 pm »
Is there a set of binaries available for Vector Linux?

CaptBill

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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 03:48:42 am »
Search "FPVectorial" on the wiki or here.

Oh, The Vector Linux distro. :-[
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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 03:57:10 am »

Really I dont know the package system of the Vector Linux, but you can use the tool "alien" to convert the rpm or deb packages to something or vice versa.
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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 04:02:22 am »
Yes, he probably means linux distribution: http://vectorlinux.com/ and not the FPVectorial.

Binaries for what ? FPC or Lazarus ?

I also don't know what kind of packages is in this distro. Anyway, you can download the *.tar from here: http://www.freepascal.org/down/x86_64/linux-austria.var

Once you have fpc installed you can download lazarus sources from svn and compile yourself.
Lazarus 2.1.0 r59757M FPC 3.3.1 r40507 x86_64-linux-qt Chakra, Qt 4.8.7/5.11.2, Plasma 5.14.2
Lazarus 1.8.2 r57369 FPC 3.0.4 i386-win32-win32/win64 Wine 3.21

Try Eye-Candy Controls: https://sourceforge.net/projects/eccontrols/files/

CaptBill

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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 04:06:54 am »
Looks like an interesting distro.

I noticed this:
" Power users will be pleased because all the tools are there to compile their own programs, "

I assume that means the GCC compiler and tools are preloaded, so you should be able to easily compile from the repo, I would think.

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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 01:35:51 pm »
Vector Linux is an excellent Linux distro for lazarus development and it is relatively easy to set it up.

All you need are three files, 2 from freepascal and one from lazarus.

First, download FPC as 1 big file, fpc-2.6.0.i386-linux.tar
Then download FPCBuild  fpcbuild-2.6.0.tar.gz
Finally, download the Lazarus source lazarus-1.0.2-0.tar.gz

Extract the FPC 1 big build and open a terminal in that directory, su for root access and run ./install.sh. You will be asked where you want the files to be placed, and it will be installed.

Extract the Lazarus source into a folder, I always setup 'lazarus' in my home folder. Open a terminal in this folder, (don't bother with root access, it makes it easier for installing extra components later), and issue the command 'make clean all'. Lazarus will compile. I always place a launch link on the desktop for easy access after this.

Extract the FPCBuild into a folder and copy the fpcsrc folder into your lazarus folder.

Start Lazarus. You will be asked where the source folder is. Point towards this and Lazarus will start up and voila, a working IDE.

I use this method on both of my desktops and my laptop, (Vector Linux 7 GOLD, Vector Linux 7 Light and Slackware 14 64bit), it has never failed me yet.

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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 07:57:18 pm »


I assume that means the GCC compiler and tools are preloaded, so you should be able to easily compile from the repo, I would think.

Huh? What in the FPC project would you want to try to compile with gcc?

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Re: Vector Linux?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 08:14:27 pm »
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Huh? What in the FPC project would you want to try to compile with gcc?
I think he meant the binutils...