[fpc-pascal]OpenBSD snapshot uploaded.
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Mon Feb 10 21:55:24 CET 2003
Pierre and me managed to fix a lot of bugs in the *BSD platforms. As a
result, even though still a bit raw, the OpenBSD port starts to get usable.
A snapshot was uploaded to the FTP site (
The file is 16 MB (57 when unpacked), it is so huge because all files
contain debug+lineinfo AND a test version of the IDE with debugging support.
Most should work, but a lot of things are untested.
Some critical points:
- You'll need a newer binutils. Simply install binutils from the ports tree
(I took the stable one). I made a "fpc" account for FPC development,
and installed symlinks to the newer as and ld in my ~/bin and rehashed)
- There are still problems with Delphi exceptions if these are derived
from signals (like floating point overflows/div by zero etc) Help welcome
here. (probably a structure not updated correctly)
- The different packages are hardly tested except ncurses and the ones needed for the
- If it mumbles it can't find ncurses, try linking libncurses.a to
libcurses.a or edit link.res and change the reference to -lncurses
to -lcurses and run ./ppas.sh
- The IDE works somewhat, but debugging is often off by a line, nothing openbsd specific
has been done for the keyboard and screen. (OpenBSD supports vga font
loading with wsfontload, but I don't know how to load a
font with linedrawing. It seems that none is included)
- The "newer" linker seems to prefer the "default" library locations above
own specified ones. To link the IDE, I had to specify full paths to all
.a files in the last section of link.res to get it to work.
Installation: copy these dirs to $PREFIX, symlink bin/ppc386 to lib/fpc/1.0.7/ppc386 and
rehash. (don't copy this (readme) file)
mv * /usr/local
with suitable rights should do the trick.
Bugs and OpenBSD-port related questions can be reported/asked in the FPC
maillists (prefered) or mailed directly to marco at freepascal.org
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