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Debian 11 contains wrong Lazarus configuration

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kapibara:
After installing Debian 11 from debian-live-11.1.0-amd64-kde.iso I noticed a mistake in lazarus version.inc seems to prevent Lazarus from running correctly.

Lazarus was installed from Synaptic, and when trying to run Lazarus it said "wrong version".

Reason: version.inc in /lazarus/ide/ contains '2.0.10+dfsg-4' but should contain '2.0.10+dfsg-4+b2'.

I edited the file and Lazarus runs fine, but Is it possible to fix the install files? Because I dont think normal Debian users can, and might just end up not using Lazarus.

MarkMLl:
/What/ is reporting that message: Synaptic during installation or Lazarus when it attempts to start?

I can confirm that Debian is distributing 2.0.10+dfsg-4 from its standard repository but haven't gone further since I don't want to mess up running systems.

This is primarily a Debian problem: have you raised a bug report?

MarkMLl

kapibara:
Hi, it's Lazarus reporting this, attempting to startup.

I haven't bugreported this. Who puts these files together? (version.inc)

MarkMLl:

--- Quote from: kapibara on October 30, 2021, 10:26:06 am ---Hi, it's Lazarus reporting this, attempting to startup.

I haven't bugreported this. Who puts these files together? (version.inc)

--- End quote ---

The Debian maintainers. Report it there unless there's also a problem in the files from https://www.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?page=downloads

MarkMLl

dbannon:
Yes, the problem is that the numbers after the dash in a deb package relate to packaging changes. To the left of the dash, its changes to the 'upstream', ie Lazarus changes.

So, if they, debian, change the content of the version.inc file, they have to rev the full version number, if they do some tweak to the packaging, they just change the number after the dash.

They must have done that tweak, reved the number after the dash but not the number in version.inc (because, obviously, that would require changing the full release...)

Its a joke .....

I have started a discussion with someone within the pascal dev team on that topic already, in a slightly related context, no response yet.

Davo

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