[fpc-devel] OS/2 install program

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Wed Jan 5 09:05:36 CET 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 08:56:36 +1000, Arnstein Prytz wrote
> Thank you for the latest FreePascal update for OS/2.  Unfortunately, 
> I am unable to run the install.exe program which comes with the os2196.zip
> distribution.  It seems that the IDE-type window comes up but the program
> terminates immediately.  This happens too fast for me to be sure 
> what comes up.  There are no error messages written to the screen, 
> as it is cleared when the program terminates.  Further, there are no 
> entries in popuplog.os2 on the boot drive.

You could try to run the install program with "-l" parameter to get
install.log created (in the same directory). However, it might be empty anyway
(but it would at least show how far it gets - if it isn't created at all, it's
some kind of information too) - anyway, either send the created file, or a
note that it wasn't created at all. I'll potentially build a debug version of
the install program and send it to you. I'd need to know your OS/2 version
(including installed fixpacks) too.

> I have tried to run this from a DOS box, using rsx, but get the following
> error message (which might not be related):

This isn't related - this build is a native one (at least with regard to API
functions used in RTL etc.), no EMX functions are used, i.e. no possibility to
run created executables under DOS (as opposed to previous builds, where at
least base RTL supported both - however, FV was never working under DOS
anyway). As a temporary workaround (to get FPC installed, so you can continue
in your testing), you could use the GO32v2 install program

Thanks for your report


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