[fpc-devel] Revisiting MacOS for PPC (and possibly 68K)

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 17:05:31 CET 2012

Sven Barth wrote:
> Am 10.12.2012 12:15, schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd:
>> I'm currently cross-compiling the MacOS RTL for PPC on a PC. I've 
>> fixed some trivial issues that had crept in since this was last 
>> maintained, some of which affect other targets, but am stuck at the 
>> errors below.
>> /usr/local/src/fpc/fpc-trunk/compiler/ppcXppc -Ur -Tmacos -Ppowerpc 
>> -XPpowerpc-macos- -Xr -Ur -Xs -O2 -n -Fi../inc -Fi../powerpc -FE. 
>> -FU/usr/local/src/fpc/fpc-trunk/rtl/units/powerpc-macos -dpowerpc 
>> -dRELEASE  -Us -Sg system.pp
>> text.inc(1789,14) Warning: Implicit string type conversion from 
>> "AnsiString" to "UnicodeString"
>> text.inc(2013,44) Warning: Implicit string type conversion with 
>> potential data loss from "UnicodeString" to "AnsiString"
>> system.pp(481,2) Warning: User defined: To be implemented - using 
>> GetProcessInformation???
>> system.pp(571) Fatal: Internal error 2003090901
>> Fatal: Compilation aborted
>> make[2]: *** [system.ppu] Error 1
>> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/fpc/fpc-trunk/rtl/macos'
>> Allowing that system.pp ends at line 570, I presume that something 
>> after  line 481 is confusing the compiler. Any suggestions would be 
>> appreciated.
> On a second note: Is that assembler you are using a GNU assembler? If so 
> then it might be better you use the "link on target" feature of FPC 
> ("-st") as the GNU assembler is not supported for Mac OS...

Yes, and noted (should that be grafted into a makefile?). Presumably I'm 
not quite at that stage yet.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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