[fpc-pascal] Cross-compilation to Linux from win32

Simon Kissel scamp at untergrund.net
Fri Jan 14 19:55:56 CET 2005


after quite some time I thought to give FPC another try to see if it's
a suitable replacement for Kylix.

My goal is to be able to cross-compile Linux elf targets from win32.

So I downloaded and installed 1.9.6, and after that added the units
packages for Linux.

Run up FP, compiled hello world, worked. Switched the target in FP to
linux, compiled again - and wow, it also worked. Using the verbose
output I could even see it using the Linux units etc. All fine.

Until I examined the generated executable "hello". It looks like it's
a Linux binary packed into a PE file. Very weird. Doesn't run under
Linux of course, and does nothing under Windows.

Next attempt was to use fpc directly:

C:\pp\demo\text>fpc -Aelf hello.pp
Free Pascal Compiler version 1.9.6 [2004/12/31] for i386
Copyright (c) 1993-2004 by Florian Klaempfl
Target OS: Win32 for i386
Compiling hello.pp
Linking hello.exe
31 Lines compiled, 0.4 sec

Well, no.

Some advise on what to do would be very welcome.



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