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Some additional notes for FreeBSD installations can be found in the articles [[FreeBSD]] and [[Installing the Free Pascal Compiler]].
 
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== Multiple Lazarus installs ==
  
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Please see [[Multiple Lazarus]] for details on having more than one Lazarus version installed on one system. We cover issues that can arise due to multiple Lazarus installs here, because they can also happen when installing over a previous version.
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== Lazarus FAQ ==
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The Lazarus FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - page is available [[Lazarus_Faq|here]].
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== Installing old versions ==
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See [[Installation hints for old versions]]
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Revision as of 06:45, 17 January 2021

English (en)

Installing Lazarus on FreeBSD

The following applies to FreeBSD 11.x, 12.x and maybe 13.x only. Earlier FreeBSD versions are end-of-life and not supported.

via the Ports tree

The latest version of Lazarus available in the FreeBSD ports tree is v2.0.10. We can use that to install Lazarus (GTK2 or QT5).

# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus && make install clean

or

# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus-qt5 && make install clean

Installing FPC sources

# cd /usr/ports/lang/fpc-source && make install clean

via the pkg system

# pkg install editors/lazarus

or

# pkg install editors/lazarus-qt5

Lazarus will install Free Pascal source files. If you don't have them:

# pkg install lang/fpc-source


If you start Lazarus IDE at this point by typing lazarus you will get a dialog which needs you to input the directory in which the Free Pascal sources are located. Set it to /usr/local/share/fpc-source-3.0.4

via the Lazarus repository

This option will often be used if you want to follow Lazarus trunk, a fixes branch, or some other release (eg compiling from a source tarball).

  • Use the SubVersion or Git repositories to checkout a copy of the source code you want, or unpack a downloaded source archive into a suitable location. Recent versions of FreeBSD include the svn command as svnlite, so you do not need to install full Subversion package to checkout a copy of the source code.
  • The readme.txt file in Lazarus directory mentions make clean all. This only works if you are using Linux. Under FreeBSD you need to replace make with gmake and ensure that you have also installed the GNU gmake from ports.
  cd /path/to/lazarus_source
  gmake distclean all bigide

What does the bigide make argument do?

The bigide make argument adds a bunch of packages to Lazarus that many find useful and cannot do without. The packages that are added are:

  • cairocanvas
  • chmhelp
  • datetimectrls
  • externhelp
  • fpcunit
  • fpdebug
  • instantfpc
  • jcf2
  • lazcontrols
  • lazdebuggers
  • lclextensions
  • leakview
  • macroscript
  • memds
  • onlinepackagemanager
  • pas2js
  • PascalScript
  • printers
  • projecttemplates
  • rtticontrols
  • sdf
  • sqldb
  • synedit
  • tachart
  • tdbf
  • todolist
  • turbopower_ipro
  • virtualtreeview

The above list is sourced from the [Lazarus source directory]/IDE/Makefile.fpc and may be subject to change.

Note that if you have not compiled your own Lazarus IDE with the bigide argument, you can install any of these packages yourself using the Lazarus IDE Package > Install/Uninstall Packages... dialog.

Installation troubleshooting

Troubleshooting details that should (hopefully) be applicable across platforms may be found in the article Installation Troubleshooting.

Some additional notes for FreeBSD installations can be found in the articles FreeBSD and Installing the Free Pascal Compiler.

Multiple Lazarus installs

Please see Multiple Lazarus for details on having more than one Lazarus version installed on one system. We cover issues that can arise due to multiple Lazarus installs here, because they can also happen when installing over a previous version.

Lazarus FAQ

The Lazarus FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - page is available here.

Installing old versions

See Installation hints for old versions