[Lazarus] Building help files: the nitty-gritty

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jul 13 10:54:11 CEST 2012

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

>>> unpack. The .txt file says copy the files to docs/html which I'm 
>>> assuming is wrong, so I end up with .chm (etc.) files in 
>>> /usr/local/share/lazarus-trunk/docs/chm and the Lazarus IDE picks 
>>> them up automatically.
>> Yes, the paths are a little bit confusing.
> I've been working through this several times with the intention of 
> putting Lazarus docs build (from source) plus FPC docs copy (from 
> binaries) into my usual build/installation scripts, but am finding that 
> the FPC (RTL etc.) stuff is only picked up intermittently. Is there a 
> cache to be cleared somewhere or something comparable?

I see from the .txt file that RTL etc. help is supposed to not work in 
the Lazarus IDE at present. But it doesn't not work all the time, on a 
couple of occasions it's been fine but I can't pin down the conditions.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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