[fpc-pascal] Why can't 64bit FPC cross-compile 32bit

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Nov 9 13:53:52 CET 2009

On 09 Nov 2009, at 13:49, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> See the output below. The 32bit Linux FPC can target 32bit & 64bit
> platforms. But 64bit Linux FPC cannot target 32bit platforms. The  
> later
> can only cross-compile to other 64bit platforms.

I guess you mean this:

> ----------------------
> ./ppc386 -i
> Free Pascal Compiler version 2.2.5
> Compiler Date      : 2009/05/28
> Compiler CPU Target: i386
> Supported targets:
>  Linux for x64_6432

x64_6432 is not the same as x64_64. It means, afaik, a 32 bit binary  
running on a 64 bit Linux system. It probably changes some default  
library search paths or so. The i386 compiler cannot generate x86_64  
binaries. The appropriate code generator is simply not available.


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