In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Bob <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > > I'd say this is a mistake. You should probably install the fpc port in > > /usr/ports/lang/fpc. There may be reasons to install your own version > > instead of a port, but you haven't presented any. > As per the Lazarus docs/INSTALL, compiling Lazarus requires the FPC > source tree, A binary install of FPC won't do.
It's *really* unusual for a port to install a binary tarball if the source is available. Most ports that install binaries are for commercial products for which source isn't available. > > Again, you should probably have used the ports version, in > > editors/fpc-ide. > That's the text-mode IDE, not the GUI one, called Lazarus. That port doesn't say very much about what it is, other than it's an fpc-ide. Sorry for the mistake. > So, all that is needed is to apply the patches I mentioned in my OP, get > the proper gdk-pixbuf installed from ports, and it is as good as gold. > > Now, how can I create a port for Lazarus, now that I have it compiled > and running? You'll probably want to start by creating an fpc port that builds from source. A lazarus port could fetch the source files itself and use them, but if I were using them, I'd like to know that the fpc I was using was built from the sources the ide used. A port is basically a Makefile plus at least some text files. The ports tree includes a lot of make machinery to fetch/extract/patch/build/etc. based on that. See the porters handbook at <URL: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/index.html > for details. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"