Installing Applications using Arch Linux on the Pi
- FPC is Free Pascal;
- Geany is an editor that will syntax-highlight your Pascal code and provide key-presses for compiling and executing your programs;
- Midori is a browser (to view this website!);
- Leafpad is a handy simple editor;
- Scrot is a screenshot utility
- Open JDK allows you to run Java bytecode from, for example, Oxygene for Java programs compiled on a PC;
- we finish by installing a few SDL libraries.
Most installations are quick. The -Syu switch forces a system update, which can be time-consuming. We were able to use Free Pascal independently and via Geany last month. Current installations (early March 2013) apparently work, giving binaries in the expected locations, but we obtain the error: "ppcarm can't be executed" on attempted use of fpc. The direct command /usr/lib/fpc/2.6.2/ppcarm test.pas produced an error message stating that ppcarm was unable to open test.pas. (The equivalent command on our Debian system, /usr/lib/fpc/2.6.0/ppcarm test.pas, produced a working executable file).
We found this Raspberry Pi page to be most useful.
pacman -Syu openbox lxde gamin dbus
(This took about 16 minutes.)
- pacman -Syu xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils
- pacman -Syu mesa xf86-video-fbdev xf86-video-vesa
- xinit /usr/bin/lxsession
- pacman -S fpc
- pacman -S geany
pacman -S midori
(This took about 3 minutes).
- pacman -S leafpad
- pacman -S scrot
- pacman -S openjdk6
- pacman -S sdl
- pacman -S sdl_net
- pacman -S sdl_gfx
- pacman -S sdl_image
- pacman -S sdl_sound
- pacman -S sdl_mixer
Follow the steps on the next page to start using the Geany editor with the Free Pascal compiler.