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Zvoni

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Hi Folks,
wasn't sure if here is the right place for it.

And yes, i'm aware that it's not our job (or the admin's here) to "remote"-maintain the repos of (any) distribution.

The reason for my post:
I was setting up my second laptop with Manjaro/Gnome as my multimedia-machine, so no FPC/Lazarus on it.

Color me surprised, when i wanted to install WinFF from AUR, and the Package-Manager showed me, it wanted to pull FPC and Lazarus as dependencies for WinFF.

Yes, i know, that "packages" from AUR come as source-code and is compiled "ad loco", but shouldn't in that case FPC be enough?

I looked on github for WinFF, and there was the building instruction "LazBuild something".
Huh?
I repeat: I'm aware that it's not our job, but the job of the repo-maintainers to clean up their act, but for a Manjaro-User, that has no connection whatsoever to FPC/Lazarus, it might leave a sour taste in their mouth along the lines of "Huh? I just want to install WinFF, and i'm getting a complete IDE alongside?"

Maybe someone here is a member of a Manjaro-Forum/Mailing-List (because i'm not), and could give them (better said: the maintainer of the AUR-Package) some help/hints, how to slim down the installation-process?
I was always under the impression, that you could compile Lazarus-GUI-apps with just the FPC-compiler.
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PascalDragon

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Re: Manjaro - Installing WinFF from AUR pulls FPC+Lazarus as dependencies
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 10:07:20 am »
I was always under the impression, that you could compile Lazarus-GUI-apps with just the FPC-compiler.

But a GUI application nevertheless requires the LCL's units and those are only provided by the Lazarus package.

On Arch I usually use pikaur as AUR wrapper and that removes build dependencies again after a package was built (unless the package was already installed of course).

Zvoni

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Re: Manjaro - Installing WinFF from AUR pulls FPC+Lazarus as dependencies
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 11:43:15 am »
But a GUI application nevertheless requires the LCL's units and those are only provided by the Lazarus package.
Damn. I knew i was missing something vital!
So back to square one, as long as WinFF remains in AUR.
OK, Topic closed!
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