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Mac Specs: Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6

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Hi,

I just switched from Windows a few weeks ago, love my Mac Pro!! I'm learning Pascal at my school, and they are using Borland's Turbo Pascal on Windows. Obvioiusly, it's not available on mac.

So I did some research and came up with something called Lazarus which uses FreePascal.

So I downloaded the 3 DMG files. Got out my OS 10.5 disk, installed X11. Also installed something called fink. Then got the fink GUI called "fink commander". I also installed GTK+ , as well as cairo, Glib, Pango, and ATK.

So I think I did everything I had to. Took me awhile to figure out why it wasn't in my apps folder. Then i went looking around for /usr directory, couldn't figure out why it wasn't showing up in finder. Manually navigated to it.

Under /usr/local/share/lazarus when I double click Lazarus.app it doesn't open! Also I tried entering the following in Terminal, but that didn't work either.

Code:
 cd /usr/local/share/lazarus
 ./lazarus
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Or else, I like a program I just installed called Smultron. Is there any way I could use that to edit the code, and then just run it using Pascal somehow?

I don't really need tons of features, I'm a new programmer. Pascal is only my second language (Turing was my first).

Any help is much appreciated, thanks!
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