[fpc-devel] fixes branch r15061 unable to compile - syntax error

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Mar 25 22:46:56 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> > Better get a 2.4.0 compiler binrary, because at some point in time using
> > 2.4.1 might break too, as marco wrote above.
> I never delete my previous working compiler, until I have a new
> working compiler - so it shouldn't pose to much of a problem. But I
> thinking having a clean 2.4.0 as a backup is a good idea. I guess now
> I can delete 2.2.5 while I'm at it.

After every full release I extract the starting compiler and rename it to
ppcrel and put it in the path.

That way I can always cycle by adding FPC=ppcrel. Having a fixed name for
the starting compiler helps.

The download wary can use the bootstrap compiles from

(thought they are more meant for automated build systems like FreeBSD ports)

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