[fpc-devel] One fpc.cfg per fpc version
patspiper at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 16:23:43 CET 2014
On 17/02/14 17:13, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Feb 2014, patspiper wrote:
>> On 17/02/14 16:45, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>>> On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:10:03 +0100 (CET)
>>> Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 17 Feb 2014, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>>>>> Is there already a doc about how to install multiple versions of fpc?
>>>> No, because
>>>> a) There are so many ways to do it
>>>> b) There are so many platforms.
>>>> I prefer to document the possibilities and let the user figure out
>>>> for himself what works best.
>>> That's definitely a good thing.
>>> The next step would be to create an example. I guess a common setup is
>>> the latest release and trunk.
>>> Let's say I start such a page.
>>> Then I would explain the two common setups
>>> The clean approach:
>>> 1.1. read Michael's docs
>>> 1.2. install the latest released compiler
>>> 1.3. download the trunk sources, compile it
>>> 1.4. "make install INSTALL_PREFIX=~/fpc/2.7.1"
>>> 1.5. setup a fpc.cfg (~/fpc/2.7.1/lib/etc/fpc.cfg), add
>>> -FD~/fpc/2.7.1/bin and adapt the -Fu lines.
>>> Then you can select the 2.6.2 via /usr/bin/fpc or the 2.7.1 via
>> Calling ppcxxx directly breaks easy cross compilation using build modes.
> Not if the IDE is aware of this.
Yes, but that would mean extra coding in the IDE just to duplicate fpc
functionality. It will probably add as well the burden of maintenance
whenever new targets are added to fpc.
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