[Pkg-pascal-devel] lazarus is marked for autoremoval from testing

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Sun Jan 1 13:32:18 GMT 2023

Hi David,

On Sun, 2023-01-01 at 18:34 +1100, David Bannon wrote:
> Said Samuel -
> Yes, we had discussed it a bit in #967798, it is an issue in Lazarus:
> fp-units-gtk2-3.2.0 used to have the libgtk2.0-dev dependency, but
> fp-units-gtk2-3.2.2 doesn't any more, but it should, it shouldn't be up
> to users of the gtk2 unit to know which C dependency it should take.
> I disagree (in my ignorance). If Lazarus has a dependency (and it does) on
> libgtk2.0-dev then its Lazarus that should be marked as having that
> dependency, not FPC.
> We tell Lazarus users they must install libgtk2.0-dev before building Lazarus
> here -
> https://wiki.freepascal.org/Installing_Lazarus_on_Linux#Build_Lazarus_from_Sou
> rce (disclaimer, its not an independent reference, I wrote it). 
> The same should apply to GTK2 based apps not using Lazarus (maybe Castle Game
> Engine ?), if you want to use the GTK2 widget set, install its -dev package.
Abou Al Montacir

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