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

Martin lazarus at mfriebe.de
Wed Aug 3 21:34:00 CEST 2011

On 03/08/2011 19:55, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> 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.

Indeed it exists.

"properly installed"
They are installed with "make install", but with INSTALL_PREFIX, as 
explained, in my early days, I got burned more than often by conflicting 
versions. So I *always* install to a custom location, that is not in the 
normal $path.
That way, if I choose to work with one version of fpc, there is no way 
it could possible in any way whatsoever find anything from any other 

And except for the hickups when building fpc, this has worked very very 

I got a similar hickup on windows once, because in order to keep thing 
in control, to build FPC I did set the windows environment %PATH to the 
just one folder that contained everything needed by the build process.
Unfortunately, that way %PATH had no semicolon (normally used to 
separate 2 entries), and the FPC makefiles concluded that if %PATH has 
no ";" then it isn't windows....


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