[fpc-devel] Managing multiple versions

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Mar 24 10:31:57 CET 2014

When building/installing multiple versions of the compiler and libraries 
on unix (Linux/Solaris), is there an easy way of putting the fpc utility 
etc. in a version-specific directory (e.g. /usr/local/bin/fpc-x.y.z) but 
keeping the backend in the usual /usr/local/lib/fpc/x.y.z tree?

In part this leads on from a discussion in the Lazarus ML in early 
February where the -V option was highlighted. However the specific 
reason I ask is that a few months ago I was playing with the help 
generation utilities to see if I could extract what version of the 
compiler first supported given features, and found various problems 
which I put down to trying to handle older files with newer utilities. 
I'm currently rebuilding one of my development systems and thought this 
would be a good time to experiment with alternative layouts.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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