[fpc-devel] Is it possible to remove dependency on cygwin from freepascal ?
brandys at o2.pl
Tue Apr 28 17:17:03 CEST 2009
Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, sakesun roykiatisak said:
>> For several years, some of Freepascal utilities always cause troubles
>> from cygwin version conflict with my machine main cygwin installation.
>> I believe Freepascal package will be a lot more integrated if those
>> cygwin utilities can be replace with FPC-based solution.
>> Have this idea been considered before ?
>> How much effort to accomplish that ? Should I try to do that myself ?
> Afaik only GDB (both cmdline as in the textmode IDE) require cygwin. If
> these could be replaced with mingw versions, it would be cygwin-less. This
> can be seen below:
> C:\FPC\2.2.4\bin\i386-win32>grep -i cygwin *
> Binary file cygiconv-2.dll matches
> Binary file cygncurses-8.dll matches
> Binary file cygwin1.dll matches
> Binary file fp.exe matches
> Binary file gdb.exe matches
> Mario Mahardhika already tried to do this, and put his experiences in the
> following bugreport:
> what needs to be done now is duplicate and evaluate this option, since one
> of the reasons fpc currently uses 6.2.1 is because that version was known to
> work the best. (afaik up to 6.4 has been tried).
Interesting.I have :
Free Pascal Compiler version 2.3.1
Compiler Date : 2009/04/27
Compiler CPU Target: i386
D:\FPC\2.3.2\bin\i386-win32>grep -i cygwin *
Binary file cygiconv-2.dll matches
Binary file cygncurses-8.dll matches
Binary file cygwin1.dll matches
Binary file gdb.exe matches
Only gdb.exe need replacement ?
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