[Lazarus] Makefile issues

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 2 00:45:09 CET 2022

On Fri, 2 Dec 2022, Mattias Gaertner via lazarus wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Dec 2022 23:22:38 +0100 (CET)
> Michael Van Canneyt via lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Well, it turns out that "make useride" also does not work on a fresh
>> checkout.
> It didn't work when Cleaning is enabled. Fixed.
>> [...]
>> But the point of the 'main targets' is taken, so I filed a feature
>> request in the issue tracker to be able to build the LCL using just
>> the Makefile.
>> basically, I would like something as
>> make lcl
>> to produce the LCL units.
> make registration lazutils lcl

Slightly better is:

make -J N registration
make -J N lazutils
make -J N lcl

because the order as specified on the command-line is not guaranteed when you do parallel compilation.

Still, it feels strange to me that

make lcl

is not enough, but OK.

> The problem is that make is pretty dumb, so it creates only a
> rudimentary Makefile.compiled file.

Makefile.compiled does not even come into play, see below.

> If you use lazbuild or lazarus to compile a project they might decide
> to recompile the lcl.

That may not happen, because the sources will not be installed on the build machine.

> It would be safer to compile lazbuild, and then use that to
> compile the lcl.

The projects will be compiled with fpc only in a docker environment.
The devops people don't want another build tool. Only make.
(which is why I wanted to have make install working - but I had to resort to
using find and cp manually)

The goal is to have just fpc, its units and the LCL units in compiled form in the docker.


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