[fpc-devel] Smarter way of generating ARMHF fpc trunk installation?

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Mar 3 20:33:32 CET 2014

On 03 Mar 2014, at 19:39, Paul Breneman wrote:

> On 03/03/2014 12:13 PM, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> On 03 Mar 2014, at 17:49, Paul Breneman wrote:
>>> On 03/03/2014 03:24 AM, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
>>>> fpcup, an FPC/Lazarus build/installation/update program uses the
>>>> following steps on ARMHF Linux (e.g. raspbian, odroid):
>>>> 1. Get FPC stable (2.6.2 currently) ARM bootstrap compiler binary
>>>> This compiler cannot directly build ARMHF FPC trunk.
>>>> 2. Use the compiler to build a regular ARM fpc trunk compiler ("the
>>>> intermediate bootstrap" compiler... sorry, not that good at naming :) )
>>>> make "FPC=/home/odroid/development/fpcbootstrap/arm-linux-ppcarm"
>>>> "--directory=/home/odroid/development/fpctrunk/compiler"
>>> Could the first part(s) be packaged into a small Free Pascal distribution, like the 3 zips on this page?
>>>  www.CtrlTerm.com
>> No, because you have to redo step 2 every single time you update your sources.
> I'm not suggesting that the source be put into the zip.  But could the other tools be put into a zip so I could download a small zip on my Raspberry Pi and easily follow a few directions to compile a new ARMHF FPC+RTL?

The point is that the tools change every time a new revision is committed to svn, other than the initial 2.6.2 compiler (which is already available separately).


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