[fpc-devel] Testing FPC on PPC Mac

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 15:03:01 CET 2015

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> 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 You may encounter other issues by sticking with an outdated 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).

Understood, wasn't asking you to. If I can limp along with pre-2.5 on 
OSX 10.4, I might try putting a newer one on 10.5.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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