[Delphi] How do I install and manage packages using package managers in Delphi?

In Delphi, you can use package managers like GetIt and DPM (Delphi Package Manager) to install and manage packages. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Installing Packages: a. Using GetIt:

    • Open Delphi IDE and go to "Tools" -> "GetIt Package Manager" to open the GetIt Manager window.
    • Search for the package you want to install and select it.
    • Click the "Install" button to start the installation process.

    b. Using DPM (Delphi Package Manager):

    • Install DPM by following the instructions mentioned in the DPM GitHub repository (https://github.com/BeRo1985/delphi-package-manager).
    • Open a command prompt and navigate to the project directory where your Delphi project file (.dproj) is located.
    • Run the command "dpm install <package_name>" to install the package. Replace <package_name> with the actual name of the package.
  2. Managing Packages: a. Using GetIt:

    • Open Delphi IDE and go to "Tools" -> "GetIt Package Manager" to open the GetIt Manager window.
    • Here, you can see all the installed packages. You can update, uninstall, or disable packages as required.

    b. Using DPM (Delphi Package Manager):

    • Open a command prompt and navigate to the project directory where your Delphi project file (.dproj) is located.
    • Run the command "dpm update <package_name>" to update the package. Replace <package_name> with the actual name of the package.
    • Run the command "dpm uninstall <package_name>" to uninstall the package. Replace <package_name> with the actual name of the package.

Note: Make sure you have an active internet connection while installing packages using both GetIt and DPM. Additionally, some packages may require additional setup or configuration after installation, so refer to the respective package's documentation for further instructions.