[fpc-devel] FPC 2.6.x branched, trunk becomes 2.7.1

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Aug 3 20:55:05 CEST 2011

In our previous episode, Martin said:

> data2inc seems to be part of fpc - I haven't seen any 3rd party package 
> of this name (at least my older fedora does not offer it on it's own).
> So I wonder, if it is build from pascal source, then why can't that be 
> part of the build process. I fit comes from somewhere else, then where from?

Because it is built relatively late, and couldn't be used in the
buildprocess before. Moreover it is only occasionally needed (as Jonas said,
in case of datestamp corruption, or when mistakes are made while committing)

Note though that these problems are NOT even due to that. Both of you have
explained that you have built snapshots (make all) successfully before. 

That means that this problem wouldn't be happening if those snapshots were
properly installed.

Every succesful "make all" generates a data2inc, and every "make install"
installs it into the relevant "bin" directory.

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