[lazarus] Need help getting started w/Lazarus Win32

Ken VanEseltine vaneselk at net-link.net
Sun Jul 7 13:29:57 EDT 2002

What are all the steps to installing Lazarus under Windows 2000?

My basic problem is that when I Build the default project that comes up, I
get a compiler message
  Can't compile unit COMCTRLS, no sources available

I'm new to the mailing list.  I'd been a TP6 and TPW user back when those
were current commercial products,  I thought I'd get back into some Pascal
Programming and Lazarus sure looks neat.  But mostly what I've found is a
lot of frustration.

What I've done is the following:

1.  Download and install Free Pascal into C:\pp

2.  Download and install Lazarus into C:\Lazarus

3.  Attempt to set Units search paths correctly (setting up the compiler
path is easy, but I find no documentation on what to do with the units

4.  Try to Build the default project that comes up.

To see what's going on, I've run the command from a command prompt:
cd C:\lazarus\bin\win32
c:\pp\bin\win32\ppc386.exe  -Rintel -TWin32 -S2cgi -Ch8000000 -Og1p1 -gl -XD
 -vewnhia -l -FuC:\lazarus\units\win32 -FuC:\lazsrc\lcl -FuC:\lazsrc\lcl\int
-FuC:\lazsrc\lcl -FiC:\lazsrc\lcl\include -oc:/temp\project1.exe

I get many lines of output and then ...

Unitsearch: c:\lazarus\units\win32\comctrls.ppw
PPU Loading c:\lazarus\units\win32\comctrls.ppw
PPU Name: c:\lazarus\units\win32\comctrls.ppw
PPU Time: 2002/01/31 16:21:52
PPU Flags: 4240
PPU Crc: 148535172
PPU Crc: -648502143 (intfc)
PPU Check file c:\lazarus\units\win32\comctrls.ow time 2002/01/31 16:21:52
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\comctrls.pp time 2002/05/29 02:03:38 *
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\statusbar.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\statuspanel.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\statuspanels.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\listitem.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\listitems.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\customlistview.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\progressbar.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\toolbutton.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\toolbar.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\trackbar.inc found
PPU Source: c:\lazsrc\lcl\include\treeview.inc found
PPU Source: viewcolumns.inc not found
PPU Source: viewcolumn.inc not found
win32int.pp(37,29) Fatal: Can't compile unit COMCTRLS, no sources available

A search for viewcol*.* finds no files on my system.

5.  Renamed C:\Lazarus to get it out of the way and downloaded the source
for Lazarus into C:\Lazarus

6.  I've run the following from a command prompt:

cd C:\lazarous

I get many lines of output and then ...

make -C interfaces all
make[2]: Entering directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces'
make -C win32 all
make[3]: Entering directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces/win32'
make -W interfaces.pp interfaces.ppw
make[4]: Entering directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces/win32'
C:/pp/bin/win32/ppc386.exe -gl -S2 -Sh -Fu../../units -Fuc:/pp/units/win32/r
tl -Fuc:/pp/units/win32/paszlib -Fuc:/pp/units/win32/fcl -Fuc:/pp/units/win3
-Fuc:/pp/units/win32/ibase -FU../../units/win32 -di386 interfaces.pp
Free Pascal Compiler version 1.0.6 [2002/04/23] for i386
Copyright (c) 1993-2002 by Florian Klaempfl
Target OS: Win32 for i386
Compiling interfaces.pp
interfacebase.pp(33,16) Fatal: Can't find unit LCLLINUX
make[4]: *** [interfaces.ppw] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces/win32'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces/win32'
make[2]: *** [win32_all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `C:/lazarus/lcl/interfaces'
make[1]: *** [interfaces] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `C:/lazarus/lcl'
make: *** [lcl] Error 2

This is very confusing.  LCLLINUX?

I definitely need help!


-- Ken

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