[fpc-devel] different fpc dir structure on different platforms?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Oct 21 09:49:10 CEST 2021

On Wed, 20 Oct 2021, Jos Wegman via fpc-devel wrote:

> Hi,
> I have two virtual machines
> 1. Debian 11
> 2. Win 10
> In both machines I want to install the fpc compiler from sourcecode.
> I create a base directory and two subdirectories.
> fpc -> fpcsrc
>       -> fpcbin
> I clone the sourcecode from gitlab into the fpc\fpcsrc directory
> enter the directory and do a make all.
> after that i do a make install INSTALL_PREFIX= ..\fpcbin
> On both vm's the fpcbin directory contains the newly compiled fpc compiler.
> If I check both fpcbin directories on the vm's the is a different
> directory structure.
> My questions are:
> Why is there a difference?

Because the directory structure adheres to the platform conventions.
On windows, all is below 1 directory, the program install directory.
(this is PREFIX)

On linux/unix, the compiler is in PREFIX/lib/fpc/VERSION and symlinks are made
from PREFIX/bin/ to the actual binaries.

> Where can i find documentation about these differences?

There is no documentation of this.


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