[fpc-devel] Testing FPC on PPC Mac

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 14:38:54 CET 2015

Pierre Free Pascal wrote:
>  Hi Mark,
>   you should use -s option
> for compilation.
>   This will generate a ppas.sh script
> that contains the call to the linker.
>   Maybe removing this command line option will be enough 
> to fix linking.
>   I hope you will be able to generate a recent 
> Free Pascal Complier on your machine!

Already worked some of that out, by reference to the notes I did on 
building MIPS etc. natively.

I've built a fixed 2.6.4 32-bit compiler to make sure that the initial 
installation is runnable, and a full build of 2.7.1 appears to have got 
over the initial "hump". This is going to take a while since the machine 
doesn't have much RAM, I want to do as much testing as possible before I 
open it up in case anything goes wrong.

Assuming this works, I hope to try Lazarus. I don't know whether I've 
got the time to progress to Leopard/10.5 and the 64-bit compiler, but 
I'd imagine that that's somewhat nearer what other people are testing 
regularly. Considering other platforms, that leaves 68K on Debian that I 
was hoping to test but probably won't have time to, and an AMD Athlon 
which Lazarus doesn't seem to like... again, I assume that somebody's 
picked any problems up already on such a popular platform.

If FPC's -k option can add linker options, wouldn't an option to remove 
them be useful?

I'll probably be back with more problems...

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

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