[lazarus] Win32, make and Makefiles
weus at quicknet.nl
Mon Apr 24 11:22:33 EDT 2000
>The story continues....
If finally got something to compile at the winNT platform. Now I only get
some errors of missing gtk functions but that will be solved.
I think what follows next should be part of the win32 HowTo
For building Lazarus on a WinNT sytem follow the win32 Howto. AFTER you
installed fpc (Step 1), keep the following in mind:
*) Long filenames on WinNT behave different than on win95/98.
As a result of this, the make distributed with fpc doesn't
work. Please go to the cywin site an grab the latest copy of
make and ash (this version make uses sh) Copy make.exe and
sh.exe to the pp\bin\win32 dir
*) Don't try to cycle the compiler (Step 5). For reasons I don't
(want) to know, a make cycle fails. Please go to the fpc
developer site and grab the latest build. Extract the
basew32.zip, utilw32.zip ubasw32.zip, ufclw2.zip, ugtkw32.zip
to you pp dir.
*) Copy the pp\units\win32 files to the source dir (as created
in step 4 of the Howto).
*) Forget step 7. You already have the latest compiler binaries.
Do a make ide in the lazarus dir instead.
*) NOTE: If you store your source tree on a Samba share (like I
do), you might not be able to link lazarus (also other
Fpc creates a linker input scripts with 8.3 filenames. Samba
has a different rule to create 8.3 filenames than M$ so this
might result in names not accepted by the linker (ldw.exe)
mylongfilename.ow --> (M$) MYLONGF~1.OW
--> (Samba) MYLONG~Q#.OW
MYLONG~Q#.OW is not considered a valid name.
I hope this helps to build/use Lazarus in a NT box.
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