I’m trying to write a derivation for some software that is written in pascal.
The recommended way to install it is by using the the pre-compiled executables, but these search for resources in hard-wired locations in
/usr/share. But there are also instructions for compiling from source with lazarus which is available in
I wonder whether the latter approach would be better than using the pre-compiled binaries, or whether it is likely to be more trouble than it’s worth.
There seems to be a small number of packages in
nixpkgs done this way:
applications/radio/cqrlog/default.nix applications/networking/p2p/transgui/default.nix applications/graphics/lazpaint/default.nix applications/file-managers/doublecmd/default.nix applications/editors/cudatext/default.nix tools/system/ddrescueview/default.nix tools/graphics/goverlay/default.nix
Have you any experience with this approach? Would you recommend it over trying to use the binaries?