[fpc-devel] FPC 2.7.1 r22088 fails with compiler error in fpdoc.

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Aug 16 10:30:34 CEST 2012

On 08/16/2012 10:21 AM, Thomas Schatzl wrote:
> "make cycle" is for compiling the compiler itself, to be started in the
> "compiler" subdirectory.
I see.
> "Cycling" in this context means that the
> compiler compiles itself a few times, each time with the recently
> compiled compiler, to make sure that the resulting version has been
> compiled with the latest version, and all current optimizations and
> compile settings have been used.
I don't see how this should work unless the latest released version is 
installed anywhere. I guess _this_ is my problem.
> "make (zip)install" compiles everything, i.e. the cycle + packages and
> optionally gives you a nice single-file archive which can be used to
> install fpc.
After compiling I do

make FPC=`pwd`/compiler/ppc386 install INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr

to install the just compiled version to make it usable with Lazarus

This does work, but i understand that this does not do any compiling.


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