Lazarus on OS X (El Capitan)

For fun, just installed Free Pascal, the GDB debugger and Lazarus 1.6.0 onto my Mac.

First I downloaded and installed,, fpcsrc-3.0.0-20151207-macosx.dmg, and lazarus-1.6.i686-macoxs.dmg from

When initially launching Lazarus, the GDB debugger could not be found.  The best guide for installing GDB on OS X (which works for El Capitan) was from Neil Traft at Following Neil’s steps, GDB was installed at /usr/local/Cellar/gdb/7.10.1/bin/gdb.

Next I put a TButton onto a form and tried to hookup the OnClick.  I was greeted with this error message: lclclasses.pp(26,10) Error: unit not found: Classes.

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The solution: go to the Lazarus menu item Tools and select Rescan FPC Source Directory.

Making native OS X applications in now fun (and free).

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