[fpc-devel] bootstrapping FPC trunk

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Sun Jun 2 18:37:38 CEST 2013

i have used (some time ago) the wiki page about pulling FPC and Lazarus from SVN 
and bootstrapping them... i have scripts that follow that process on my winboxen 
pretty closely so that i don't have to remember all the details...

one of the steps was to make a directory binutils and inside there was place a 
ppc386.exe... what i have in there now is the 2.6.0 exe... then there is a 
directory inside binutils named i386-win32 what i guess are the build tools... 
eg: ar.exe, as.exe, cmp.exe. diff.exe, gdb.exe and so on...

my usable installs of FPC and Lazarus remain inside the directories that are 
created and SVN managed specifically for them... so my questions are

1. can FPC 2.6.0 (bootstrap) be used to bootstrap trunk or do i need to replace 
my current binutils/ppc386.exe with the 2.6.2 one?

2. do i need to update my binutils/i386-win32 directory? everything in there is 
physically dated 21 May 2012 which i guess is when i reinstalled everything from 
scratch the last time... the SVN URL that i used for that directory is 
http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcbuild/branches/fixes_2_6/install/binw32 and and 
according to the properties, it looks like it is actually dated 11 Dec 2011...

thanks for your time and attention :)

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