What would it take to bring preinstalled D language compiler in the major Linux Distributions?

bachmeier no at spam.net
Mon Dec 23 15:39:30 UTC 2019

On Monday, 23 December 2019 at 15:11:21 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 01:34:55PM +0000, BoQsc via 
> Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>> I would love to see D language available out of box in major 
>> Linux distributions and use without much care of installation. 
>> Anyone have a though about it? Was there any serious efforts 
>> to bring D language to Major distributions?
> GDC and LDC are already part of the Debian archive.  I don't 
> know what's the migration status, but I'd imagine it's just a 
> matter of time (if it hasn't already happened) before it 
> percolates down to all the Debian derivatives. Just:
> 	apt-get install gdc
> or
> 	apt-get install ldc
> and you're good to go.
> Don't know about the RPM-based distros, I'd imagine somebody 
> has also made packages for that by now.
> T

Ubuntu 18.04 has both gdc and ldc. Installing on Ubuntu has 
always been trivial - just download the .deb and install it.

Slackware has slackbuilds for dmd and gdc.

Arch has all three compilers available.

All three are available through opensuse's open build service.

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