Installing Lazarus on FreeBSD
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Installing Lazarus on FreeBSD
The following applies to FreeBSD 12.x and 13.x only. Earlier FreeBSD versions are end-of-life and not supported.
via the Ports tree
Currently, two versions of Lazarus are available in the FreeBSD ports tree v2.2.2 (release version) and v2.3.0 (development version). The latest version of the Free Pascal Compiler in the ports tree is v3.2.2. You can install the GTK2 version or QT5 version of Lazarus as follows:
# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus && make install clean
# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus-qt5 && make install clean
If you want use development (aka trunk) version of Lazarus do the following:
# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus-devel && make install clean
# cd /usr/ports/editors/lazarus-qt5-devel && make install clean
Note: Installing Lazarus will also install the Free Pascal Compiler and its source files.
via the pkg system
# pkg install editors/lazarus
# pkg install editors/lazarus-qt5
# pkg install editors/lazarus-devel
# pkg install editors/lazarus-qt5-devel
Lazarus should install the Free Pascal Compiler source files. If you don't have them, you can add 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 source files are located. Set it to /usr/local/share/fpc-source-3.2.2
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:
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.
Troubleshooting details that should (hopefully) be applicable across platforms may be found in the article Installation Troubleshooting.
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.
The Lazarus FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - page is available here.