[Lazarus] Adding packages at build time

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sun Mar 4 20:53:02 CET 2012

On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:46:18 +0100
Bernd <prof7bit at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 2012/3/2 Mattias Gaertner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de>:
> > Why do you build two times?
> >
> > Why not simply svn up und rebuild the IDE via the IDE?
> I think I know what the problem is, I also wondered what would be the
> best solution for this and found nothing. The problem is the "build
> lazarus" from within Lazarus is using a somehow different way to buil
> it. From the console output it looks like "build lazarus" is *somehow*
> making use of the same makefiles too but it is producing a different
> result when running the same make target from the console.
> I think with "build two times" when doing a fresh install (or after
> fixing a broken unrunnable lazarus) he refers to:
> svn checkout ....  (or svn up -r <known_working> or otherwise fix
> broken things)
> make clean all       <--- this is the first time
> and then from the menu
> ./lazarus
> Tools  -> build lazarus  <-- this is the second time.
> There should be a make target that does exactly the same as the menu
> item "build lazarus", somehow the highly obscure make-voodoo that is
> performed in the "build lazarus" menu command should also be
> accessible from the console without having any working Lazarus binary.
> I once tried to reverse-engineer what exactly is going on and how and
> why calling the *same* make target would produce different outcomes
> when called from within the IDE and the command line but eventually I
> gave up.

If you want to build the IDE with packages use
lazbuild --build-ide=


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