[fpc-devel] Testing FPC on PPC Mac

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 10:54:02 CET 2015

I've got a spare PPC G4 Mac here with OS X 10.4 and possibly 10.5 that 
for a couple of years has been earmarked for an FPC and possibly Lazarus 
test system. I believe that I've got Xcode 2.0 on the 10.4 system, if I 
try running ld gcc or make from a shell I get an appropriate response. 
I've not fiddled with 10.5 since I believe it's incomplete and there 
isn't much RAM in the machine.

The FPC download from Sourceforge etc. unpacks to include ReadMe.txt, 
which refers me to http://www.freepascal.org/xcode.html which turns out 
to be a redirect to http://www.freepascal.org/down/powerpc/macosx.html 
hence the generic http://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/

I really don't want to mess this system up since I don't have any OS X 
experience, don't have installation media, and the chap who gave it me 
has fled the country (specifically, he was last heard of discovering 
that his bicycle was incompatible with Brno's tram tracks). Can anybody 
tell me definitively what else I need, and what I should be doing next?

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

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