[fpc-devel] 3.0.0~rc1 in Debian

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Oct 5 13:44:53 CEST 2015

Edmund Grimley Evans wrote on Sun, 04 Oct 2015:

> 3.0.0~rc1 has arrived in Debian experimental, but has failed to build
> on several architectures:
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=fpc&suite=experimental
> Debian applies various patches, of course, but I was able to reproduce
> the i386 failure on Debian unstable with the upstream source, and I've
> suggested a solution here:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=800811

We should probably apply that patch to trunk.

> The error on armhf is weird. Click on "Build-Attempted" in the
> appropriate line to see the full log. The error is:
> flt_pack.inc(119,5) Error: Syntax error while parsing a conditional  
> compiling expression
> Can anyone say what the problem is there?

As mentioned by Michael Ring, this is a bug in the 2.6.4 Debian ARMHF  
compiler that gets triggered by the newer compiler sources. I don't  
think it happens with any other FPC 2.6.4 as starting compiler.


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