[fpc-devel] fp IDE and gdbint on Debian Wheezy/testing

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Oct 26 23:28:52 CEST 2012

Thomas Schatzl wrote:

> Florian's suggestion is correct: debian is changing some paths beginning
> with debian wheezy to improve multi-arch support.
> While on sparc this may not matter and maybe not needed, it's probably
> done on all platforms to reduce maintenance.
> I.e. libc startup files and such are now in /usr/lib/<arch-triplet>.
> Debian based distros like Ubuntu also do that in recent versions
> already. At least on 12.10 here I have these files
> in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu although it's a 32 bit only system.

After Florian's suggestion I spent a few minutes reading Debian's 
comments on their multi-arch changes, and was struck by their admission 
that they anticipated that they would cause pain.

Trying to anticipate some of this, please could somebody with a (Linux) 
x86-64 system check that 32-bit fpc works reliably (i.e. using the 
facilities from the binfmt_misc kernel module). I tried running fpc on 
an IA-64 system a few days ago with partial success, and if pending 
changes are about to cause problems I think this is something worth 
sorting out.

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

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