I am trying to install Lazarus. I tried the one in the software center but it is old and complains about a missing directory. So I downloaded the latest .deb file and tried to install that but it says it can't satisfy the dependencies. I have no problems install it on Ubuntu, but I hate the Unity DE. Please help. I like Elementary, but this is driving me crazy.
.deb installation worked for me, and this is how I've done it:
Visited the Lazarus website, went to downloads (either 32bit or 64bit Linux), and then downloaded all three (as hinted) files that were there, and installed them via Software Center. Note that the order of my installs were:
- FPC-src package
- FPC package
- Lazarus package
For people new to Ubuntu that don't understand why didn't we just download it directly from Software Center: Most of the packages in Software Center are outdated because 0.3 Freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 (two years old now), and the packages in it are just as old. Packages will be refreshed when the next version of elementary OS launches, presumably based on Ubuntu 16.04.
if you are running Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-Bit) you can follow this instructions to get a working IDE and compilation routines:
Download the amd64 version from the official lazarus website (http://www.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?page=downloads)
Install the deb packages in this order: fpc, fpc-src, lazarus
sudo apt install ./fpc_xxxxxx_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./fpc-src_xxxxxx_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./lazarus_xxxxxx_amd64.deb
From here, after installed the packages, the IDE should start normally(from de linux main menu or by teminal), but maybe will have issues to compile. Continue bellow to solve dependencies of compilation
sudo apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libcairo2-dev libpango1.0-dev libatk1.0-dev libghc-x11-dev libgtk2.0-dev
After installing the dependencies, your lazarus ide should be running and compiling fine.