[fpc-pascal]XP=extreme pain in the butt

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Sep 24 09:25:10 CEST 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Alan Mead wrote:

> --- "A.J. Venter" <ajventer at direqlearn.org> wrote:
> [Alan explains that the install crashes on his new XP machine]
> > Perhaps you should try to run the installer with XP's "windows 98
> > compatibility mode" - should find that under the properties sheet
> > for
> > the app - there's a '95 mode as well.
> >
> > I don't know if this will work/help at all, I don't use windows, a
> > friend who does pointed it out - but he doesn't code so he
> > obviously
> > never tried it for FPC.
> This didn't seem to have any effect but when I ran it from a command
> window, I could observe an error message so I submitted a bug report:
> http://www.freepascal.org/bugs/showrec.php3?ID=2692
> Is it terribly difficult to install FPC manually on Win32?  Are there
> registry settings?  Or is it just getting the targets and patterns
> right?  I still have my old win98 machine that ran FPC reliably...
> Could I just copy the relevant directories to my XP machine?

Yes. Just copy the c:\pp (or wherever it was installed) directory.
The install program just extracts a number of zip files, nothing more,
nothing less.


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