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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Aug 3 20:57:12 CEST 2011

In our previous episode, Marcos Douglas said:
> >> How I compiled before without having to compile the file data2inc?
> >
> > You simply didn't have encountered the situation that requires that file.
> > But that situation is a definite possibility, which why it is packaged with
> > every release for the past 10 years and longer.
> Sorry my question, but why data2inc can't that be part of the build process?

Because there is a cycle. It is built relatively late, and then it could
only be used to generate files AFTER it was built.

... but the compiler directory itself uses it.

> If not possible, why don't put it in, eg, /install/binw32?

That directory is for external binaries, not for FPC generated ones.

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