[fpc-devel] Error seeking resources when copiling with {$R *.res}

Thaddy de Koning thaddy at thaddy.com
Sat Nov 5 12:31:24 CET 2016

On Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:46:24 +0200 (EEST)
{$R *.res} in ONLY allowed for the project file.
You should never try to link in a * resource in a unit, because the *
resolves to the main project name.
Same as in Delphi.
If you need a resource in a unit, resolve the full name, like {$R
The main *.res is available over all units in a project.

 "NetSpirit" <netspirit at meta.ua>

> Unit file contains {$R *.res} directive. File *.res exists in the same
> directory where *.pp file for unit exists.
> Compiled units resides in subdirectory, for example called
> 'units' (-FU command line switch).
> When project with such unit compiled first time - all work as
> expected. Compiled *.ppu files goes to 'units', resulting binary
> created.
> On the second and next compilations we encounter en error:
> "Error: Can't open file 'D:\projectpath\units\Unit1.res'".
> This error is a result of searching *.res in a directory where
> compiled units exists, but not in a directory where unit source file
> resided.
> FPC VERSION: FPC 3.0.0, precompiled binaries for win32, win64
> OS: Windows
> Demo project for this bug in attach or download here:
> http://rgho.st/8GRBWVWcM
> (Extract all files to disk; correct path to your FPC in
> 'compile.bat'; run 'compile.bat' two times)
> _______________________________________________
> fpc-devel maillist  -  fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
> http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-devel

More information about the fpc-devel mailing list