How do I install lazarus-1.6.4-fpc-3.0.2 34/64 bit on Ubuntu 17.04? I have previously installed Lazarus without problems on Ubuntu 16.04 and earlier versions; but, installation fails with Ubuntu 17.04. Something changed. Help greatly appreciated.

More Details:

  1. Downloaded the three DEB Lazarus from https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Linux%20amd64%20DEB/Lazarus%201.6.4/
  2. Saved to Downloads directory.
  3. Double clicked on first file. The file was set to open with "Ubuntu Software".
  4. A window opens with an "install" button.
  5. Clicked on the "install" button.
  6. Nothing happens, no errors shown, no authorization dialog box.
  7. Tried the other two files, same result; nothing!!

With earlier versions of Ubuntu, Lazarus was successfully installed using the "Ubuntu Software" application. However; with Ubuntu 17.04, the same "Ubuntu Software" install application does not work.

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    Please edit your question to elaborate on how you used to install Lazarus, and exact details on the failure. – user535733 Apr 24 '17 at 13:28
  • Download the .deb file from here and install it. if you're having trouble installing .deb files mention that in your question by editing it. – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 24 '17 at 13:33

Be sure that libgtk2-dev is installed, and then open a terminal. Use cd to go to where you downloaded the 3 files and install them using this command:

dpkg -i fpc_3.0.2-170225_amd64.deb fpc-src_3.0.2-170225_amd64.deb fpc_3.0.2-170225_amd64.deb

This method worked for me in Ubuntu 17.04.

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