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Re: help needed for free pascal (fpc) / lazarus

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007, Torsten Werner wrote:

please have a look at
<http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=413805>. The package
lazarus requires the sources of free pascal because it parses them.
The obvious solution is to create a binary package fpc-source shipping
the sources and add a Depends or Recommends to lazarus. This is
similar to other packages like emacs lisp, java, and erlang.

I completely fail to see any reason to reject a solution that fixes
a serious bug (well #413805 is tagged wishlist but this is definitely
wrong - it should be serious because lazarus just does not work
without fpc-sources).

Kind regards



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