[fpc-pascal] Installing on Mac OS X
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Aug 31 14:15:21 CEST 2008
On 31 Aug 2008, at 12:57, Paul wrote:
>> You did not read the file "Getting Started.rtf" on the
>> installation disk image, nor the "Quick start - Mac OS X/Darwin"
>> of the file ReadMe.txt in the same location.
> I printed an read it prior to installing.
> I've asked a collegue to come and check it, but he can't get it
> running either.
FPC is just a compiler, like dcc.exe. "Getting it to run" involves
typing "fpc" followed by a source file.
> We couldn't figure out the difference between methods 1 and 2.
Method 1 is what you have done. Method 2 is if you are using fink
(which you aren't, unless you downloaded and installed it).
> It should be installed though: entering fpc in Terminal shows it
This means that you got FPC up and running.
> We're both Windows-only developers though...
As for Lazarus, it is installed in a completely non-standard location
for a GUI app: /usr/local/share/lazarus.app (if I remember correctly).
It would be better if it were installed either in /Applications or /
Developer/Applications instead, so you can find it like any other
application. Another useful addition would be for its installer to
open up the containing folder after it's installed (by adding a
postflight script with the "open" command), so you don't have to go
hunting for it.
For help with Lazarus specifically you may want to use the Lazarus
list though: http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/mailman/listinfo/
lazarus (but you can ask here as well).
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