[fpc-devel] multi version ppudump

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Dec 2 16:49:30 CET 2015

On Wed, 2 Dec 2015, Mattias Gaertner wrote:

> Hi,
> Short:
> The default install (e.g. make install and most installers) replaces the
> ppudump utility, reducing its usefulness. For example when Lazarus
> should support code navigation without sources it requires a working
> ppudump.

Hm. ppudump should be backwards compatible ? Or at least, that was the original design ?

> Long:
> When installing a second version of FPC via 'make install' (and most
> installers) the ppc* binary is put into a versioned path (e.g. under
> Linux /usr/local/lib/fpc/<fpcversion>/). This allows to easily switch
> the compiler.
> OTOH ppudump is installed in a non versioned path (e.g.
> Linux /usr/local/bin), so installing another FPC version replaces
> the ppudump binary.
> I know it is possible to install it under a different path, but
> most users simply use the default.
> It would be nice if the default would install a multi version ppudump,
> for example similar to fpc->ppc*.
> Any ideas?

This can be done, but not before 3.2...


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