[fpc-devel] Assembler issue on bootstrapper

J. Gareth Moreton gareth at moreton-family.com
Sun Dec 22 01:15:04 CET 2019

Aah, thanks Sven.  Useful information.  I see that FPC 3.2.0 only has a 
couple of issues left on the roadmap.  I hope 3.3.1 won't be too soon 
after that, since that is when all my optimisation improvements start to 

Gareth aka. Kit

On 21/12/2019 21:24, Sven Barth via fpc-devel wrote:
> Am 21.12.2019 um 17:45 schrieb J. Gareth Moreton:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm not sure if this counts as a bug or not, or if it is, if it's 
>> worth fixing.  When I attempt to bootstrap the compiler with OPT="-a" 
>> to dump the assembler files (I have my reasons!), it fails when 
>> building the fcl-pdf package on sharepoint.pp - it gives the error: 
>> "C:\lazarus64\fpc\3.0.4\bin\x86_64-win64\as.exe: unrecognized option 
>> `-mbig-obj'"
>> Any way to address this?
> 3.0.4 is shipped with Binutils of version 2.22, however for the big 
> obj support at least binutils 2.25 is required. The upcoming 3.2.0 
> release will contain 2.28. To update them yourselves you can retrieve 
> them from the fpcbuild repository (important ones are as.exe and ld.exe):
> - for Win64: 
> https://svn.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/install/binw64/?root=fpcbuild
> - for Win32: 
> https://svn.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/install/binw32/?root=fpcbuild
> Regards,
> Sven
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