[fpc-pascal] Issues with fpc-build-3.0.0
tony.whyman at mccallumwhyman.com
Fri Jan 29 14:49:20 CET 2016
I am not convinced that it is a good idea for the default install to
result in a broken system.
Wouldn't it be better to have a "NOSYMLINK" environment variable instead
to handle the developer versions? Failing that a "README" file giving
basic build instructions could be useful or a final message on install
completion saying something like "Now run make -C complier
installsymlink to complete the installation".
BTW, the most up-to-date instructions I have been able to find on
building fpc from source is buried in the wiki under a page titled
"Installing Lazarus", and that suggests creating the symlink manually.
On 29/01/16 13:35, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>>> The symlink is only installed with the installsymlink make target in
>>> the compiler directory.
> Because "make install" is often used to install development versions
> of FPC, and the you don't necessarily want it to change the default
> compiler version at the same time.
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