Kylix3: " out of range" error onstart-up

Paul M. Bucalo ubuntuser at
Mon Jun 27 00:20:28 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 09:17 +1000, Samps wrote:
> Have you considered trying the Lazarus Project instead of Kylix?

I once looked at the Lazarus Project a while back. I think at the time I
wasn't looking at Pascal as an option.

What attracted me to Kylix is it being really an Open Source version of
Delphi (which of course, is Pascal-based). I once invested in Delphi
several years ago when I thought I might get into some software
developing with an associate of the time. I still have Delphi 3 and some
after-market books to help me get back into it. Seemed like a good idea
to try out Kylix for this reason.

Since posting the problem on the Ubuntu Users list, I found three
separate parts to the  answer from different sources: the README file
and two different Kylix users forums. For those who may wish to install
Kylix 3 Open Version in Ubuntu Hoary 5.04, I'm posting the solution

<Note: This is what is needed for to made Kylix 3 Open Version work on
Ubuntu Hoary 5.04 with a US-English locale. The installation was made to
install Kylix with a prefix of /usr instead of the default /usr/local>

1) Add '/usr/lib/kylix3/bin' and '/usr/lib/kylix3/lib' to
'/etc/', then 'ldconfig' to update.   */This places the Kylix
executables and libraries in the system's search path /*

2) Add 'export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1' to the start-up file:
'/usr/bin/startdelphi'   */This is used as a kludge to handle a kernel
2.6 issue with the program /*

3) Add 'LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1' to the start-up file:
'/usr/bin/startdelphi'  */ This is so the menu text shows up and GUI
comes up on start-up. Obviously, this is necessary for me and my locale.
Adjust to your locale, as it applies /*

Kylix now starts-up as expected and all the menu text is in place. :0)

> It works quite well in Windows, but I haven't yet tried the Linux port.
> Have a look at

Now that I have Kylix running, I want to see how intuitive the IDE is
before. I do appreciate the referral to the Lazarus Project. I have
bookmarked the site for future reference. You never know, I might look
at it more seriously at a later date. :0)

Thanks for replying to my request for help.


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