[Lazarus] Help: OS X Problems

Martin lazarus at mfriebe.de
Sun Nov 3 12:31:12 CET 2013

On 03/11/2013 04:00, Anthony Walter wrote:
> My gosh, that's it! The symlink in the MacOS folder was messing up 
> ggdb. Also, I rebuilt everything with -gw. I changed the Project 
> Options | Paths | Target Filename to:
> $NameOnly($(ProjFile)).app/Contents/MacOS/$NameOnly($(ProjFile))
> Which evaluates to:
> worker.app/Contents/MacOS/worker
> I can now debug properly.

WE should start a wiki with all the experiences....

> I ran a few tests and for the most part everything was clean, but a 
> few times I got an 'oops' debugger dialog when closing my program:
> The GDB command:
> "-file-exec-and-symbols "
> did not return any result.
> The GDB process is no longer running.

Every version of GDB that I have seen crashes at some point . For 
example expecting resource string is a common one...

So if gdb crashes, when your app closes...

Look at the page I linked, search "solib" there is n option for that, 
try it.

> Is there a better option to get rid of the symlink other than setting 
> the target file name like I did? Could someone default the IDE to 
> place the actual exe in app bundles on the mac rather than placing a 
> symlink there instead?
> I'm writing an exhaustive fpc+lazarus Mac setup guide and I'll be sure 
> to credit you guys. Thanks for the help!

Ah good

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