[fpc-devel] Installing "fpc-2.4.0-0.rc1.src.rpm" to OpenSuse 11.2

Juha Manninen juha.manninen at phnet.fi
Sun Nov 15 23:26:52 CET 2009


I installed FPC 2.4.0 rc1 from rpm packages for OpenSuse 11.2. 
I can't install  the source package "fpc-2.4.0-0.rc1.src.rpm" though.
  "rpm -i fpc-2.4.0-0.rc1.src.rpm"
  "rpm -i --force fpc-2.4.0-0.rc1.src.rpm"
give a warning about user joost and group joost missing and tells it uses root 
instead. It is a warning, not error, but still the files are not installed. 
The graphical rpm tools give an error but no explanation for it.
Do anyone else have such problems?

Binary package "fpc-2.4.0-0.rc1.i386.rpm" installed fine after ignoring a 
dependency for libtinfo.so.5. It seems to affect the text IDE only, not the 
compiler and so is not a problem.

One more thing. Page
has tells how to get latest development version of FPC from SVN.
However it does not tell how to compile it.
./compiler/README.txt tells to read "programmers manual" which is not 
included. Now I am running "make all" at the source root dir.
It is compiling already a long time. Is it the right way?

Juha Manninen

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