[fpc-devel] Testing FPC on PPC Mac

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Feb 12 14:33:01 CET 2015

On 12 Feb 2015, at 14:13, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> On 12 Feb 2015, at 12:17, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> I presume that ld from Xcode 2.0 is slightly too old, and that  
>>> that flag isn't supported. Is there a way of accommodating this at  
>>> the command line, or is the only way by finding the flag in the  
>>> build files and disabling it?
>> Install Xcode 2.5, its linker should support that option. For  
>> instructions on how to get it: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1204824/where-can-i-download-xcode-for-mac-os-x-10-4
> Thanks for that Jonas, I'll use it as a fallback position but am  
> already making slow progress using -st etc.

All FPC Darwin/PPC versions from the past years have only been tested  
with the Xcode 2.5 tools and hence are also only supported with that  
version. You may encounter other issues by sticking with an outdated  
version. No changes will be made to FPC to accomodate for them either,  
because an upgrade path to a newer version with fixed bugs and  
required features is readily available (so there is no reason to  
complicate the compiler to support the older versions as well).


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