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Delphi 5 -- INDY does not install?
(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: I ... assumed Indy was also a VCL component library.

It is, and an FMX component library, too.

(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: I'm still not used to working with objects that are strictly classes as this is a higher technical level of Delphi.

Much of Indy involves components that can be used at design-time, but it does also consist of code-only classes and functions, too.

(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: Here's what happened.  Since I thought these were VCL components, I started looking for installation instructions.  The main page had no obvious links for installation. I saw the documentation but since it was a 20 MB zipped PDF I tried seeing if there were already simple install instructions on the Web.

Yes, the instructions are buried a little bit, but they do exist on the site, as you discovered:

(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: [the help guide] said I could either use FULLD#.BAT (there were no such batch files)

Yes, there are. They are in the root \Lib folder of Indy's source code. There is a FULLD_5.BAT file for Delphi 5.

(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: or I could install IndySystemX0.dpk, etc, in order, where X0 is the product version. Those files are there.

Yes, which is what the BAT files compile, using the command-line compiler. I prefer to compile Indy in the IDE, though.

X0 for Delphi 5 is 50. That should have been obvious with the following statement at the top of the install instructions:

Quote:Delphi/C++Builder 6 is version 6.0, so the Indy packages are:
IndySystem60, IndyCore60, IndyProtocols60, dclIndyCore60, dclIndyProtocols60

So, it should stand to reason that, since Delphi 5 is less than Delphi 6, the package names would be less than 60 (ie, 50), not higher (130).

(02-23-2019, 02:37 AM)Mark Tettnanger Wrote: Delphi 5 is VER130 according to this guide, so it seemed certain I needed to be compiling IndySystem130.dpk.

Delphi 5's COMPILER VERSION is 13.0, but its PACKAGE VERSION is 5.0 instead. Even Borland's native package names end in ...50, not in ...130. Like I said earlier, package names are based on the PACKAGE VERSION, not the COMPILER VERSION. {$VERxxx} conditionals represent the COMPILER VERSION. The guide you linked to shows both compiler and package versions for various Delphi products (though, for some reason, it doesn't show the package versions for Delphi 5 and earlier, but this one does).


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RE: Delphi 5 -- INDY does not install? - by rlebeau - 02-24-2019, 02:35 AM

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