[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue May 4 17:27:41 CEST 2010

On Tue, 4 May 2010, Florian Klaempfl wrote:

> Graeme Geldenhuys schrieb:
>> On 4 May 2010 16:04, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>> We offer a .tar.gz for download, so what is the problem ?
>>> No-one is forced to use rpm or .deb files ?
>> I don't have a problem, but it sounded like Florian has (or I
>> misunderstood him). From what I understood, he stated that deployment
>> is easier under Windows
> It is *part* of the problem yes. Just look at the lib64/lib mess or
> finding the right gcc on linux.
>> and able to run on older Windows without
>> problems. I simply stated that Linux deployment is easy too, if you
>> use .tar.gz with pre-build binaries inside
> See below.
>> (including running newer
>> binaries on older systems - non-gui or fpGUI based of course).
> fpGUI probably depends as well as the fp text mode ide on glibc etc. so
> running on older systems is pure luck.

This is correct. I did some tests for this when still running SuSE.
Only binaries that do not depend on LibC will run on old linux distros.


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