Summary: The D 1.0 Ubuntu .deb file is completely broken
First of all, this .deb is clearly created exclusively for the amd64 platform,
because dpkg will not install it as-is on i386 (this also affects the graphical
installers, which are ran when opening a .deb file in GNOME/KDE). Providing
--force-architecture is not sufficient, because it will then complain about
dependencies to missing 32-bit packages (they will be missing because 32-bit
packages are explicitly named as 32-bit on 64-bit *Ubuntus).
It is still possible to install the .deb using --force-architecture,depends -
however this does not result in a functioning installation. The copy of Phobos
installed is a mess - it lacks the "core" runtime, and has a second "phobos"
subdirectory containing the D 2.0 Phobos. Thus DMD fails to compile even a
simple "Hello world" program.
Something should be done about this, considering how Ubuntu is popular among
novice Linux users. Fix it or nix it.
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