[fpc-devel] Testing MIPS: newbie questions

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Oct 17 20:00:53 CEST 2012

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> Thanks for the warning. I'm on 2.20.1, looks like the version number 
> window is quite tight.
>>  So most of the problems described in
>> http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Native_MIPS_Systems
>> should not be present anymore...
> I'll update that presently. What I want to try doing first is running 
> the compiler natively (hosted by Qemu), later I might try putting it on 
> real hardware but I anticipate the endianness issue will take some work.

Copied across onto a Debian mipsel hosted by Qemu, I've just completed a 
  make all  running natively including default packages etc. The only 
oddity that I noticed was that I had to specify PP when running the 
make, I don't know whether that is still an issue now that things have 
cycled fully (and I'm loath to repeat the exercise on account of 
time/heat/noise issues- I'm using a big server as host and MIPS was 
still running more slowly than reasonable).

So granted that there are known problems as shown up by the test 
failures, but things are looking pretty good. Congratulations and thanks 
to all concerned :-)

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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