[fpc-devel] Can someone confir 2.7.2 cross arm is currently build-able

Michel Catudal mcatudal at comcast.net
Tue Sep 3 04:10:07 CEST 2013

Le 2013-09-02 13:51, Sven Barth a écrit :
> Every other developer of FPC will tell you the same: The only supported version for compiling a development (2.7.1) or fixes (2.6.3) version is either the last release (2.6.2) or a development/fixes version of the same revision and nothing else.

I am not sure that this is entirely true. I do understand that it is possible as you say that sometimes it won't compile, but that part doesn't fail to compile. What fails is when it is time to use the newly created compiler.
Do you mean to say that the compiler created by the dev version is junk and that is the problem?

> 2.7.1 definitely is a development version and it sometimes happens that things will break in a way that a older revision is no longer able to build a newer one. We do not check for compatibility with older revisions and the only way we guarantee that
> works is a compilation with 2.6.2.
> The softfloat 2.6.2 compiler should be able to compile a hard float one and as far as I've understood the softfloat discussion it should also work on hardfloat systems. Otherwise you could compile a hardfloat compiler on a Debian system (using a 2.6.2 as
> starting compiler), move that to your odroid U2 and build the compiler (of the same revision!) with that (the compiler does not use libc or any other library so you can freely move it between Linux systems).

I allready have a hard float 2.6.2 compiler on my odroid ubuntu. I guess I should rename my ubuntu to something else because it is no longer a true ubuntu since it is very similar to mint. I took out unity and its companion snooping crap (kind of like a
trojan) Before I had unity replaced with mate it tried to uninstall just about everything when I tried to remove zeitgeist. ssh was usefull to recover stuff after the first attempt to remove zeitgeist.

On ubuntu I can use alternative to switch between the two. I will try that. On funtoo I do not have it setup to use alternative, I will have to remove my current fpc and put the latest release. I still have the original source code that compiled correctly
so I can always go back to it if your theory doesn't work. I will try your suggestion on ubuntu first.


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