[fpc-devel] Packaging

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 29 17:43:01 CEST 2005

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Daniel Herzog wrote:

> Okay. I'll totally rephrase this now:
> Gentoo builds (almost) everything from source.
> This is done via ebuilds.
> There is grap this file:
> ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/beta/source-1.9.8/fpc-1.9.8.source.tar.gz
> And compile and install it.
> To do this, i need a starting compiler, nothing more.
> It would be nice to have a starting compiler like here:
> ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/beta/source-1.9.8/ppcARCH
> And it would also be nice if you only need the version of your source -
> like 1.9.8 - and can script the location of the starting compiler from
> that. Like, in my case:
> ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/beta/source-${MY_P}/ppcARCH
> Which means, the location of the starting compiler should please not
> change randomly, but change with the versions...like the source tarballs
> also do.
> Another thing needed is, surprise!, that the corresponding starting
> compiler works, e.g. always is the binary taken from here:
> ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Linux/ARCH/separate/binary.tar
> But without all the unit's and stuff, which isnt needed to bootstrap...
> I hope this clarified things a bit...

This was clear from the beginning :) 
But thank you for taking the trouble yo elaborate.

We're discussing on the core list how we can accomodate for things like this.
We'll send a mail with the outcome.


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