[fpc-devel] Porting FPC to IBM zArch

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Jul 25 22:30:50 CEST 2013

Sven Barth wrote:

>> You're telling him that it's possible to build using 
>> ...CPU_TARGET=i386 OS_TARGET=linux but where do those come from? 
>> Without being told by a developer or without referring to fully 
>> updated documentation, how does somebody know to use "i386" rather 
>> than "x86", or whether it should be "mips" or "mipseb"?
> He/she doesn't know. Simple as that. If you want to build for a 
> different target than your host one you should inform yourself anyway, 
> because there are only very few combinations (i386-win32 -> 
> x86_64-win64, i386-* -> i386-nativent, x86_64-linux -> i386-linux on 
> multilib systems) which work out of the box. For everything else you 
> need binutils, sometimes libraries, etc.
>> I can see that there's a MAKEFILETARGETS list in the makefile, which 
>> obviously goes slightly further than I'm asking in that it shows the 
>> valid combinations (i.e. somebody trying to build for powerpc + os2 is 
>> severely out of luck). But something like a "targets" target would be 
>> useful.
> Well... open a feature request...


Mark Morgan Lloyd
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