[fpc-pascal] IDE problems and crosscompiling

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at quicknet.nl
Thu Oct 27 21:05:56 CEST 2005

John Coppens wrote:
> Hi guys...
> I wish it were as simple as the docs say.
> On Linux, I type 'fp' and nothing happens - not even the first text
> appears on the screen, no CPU activity... Ctrl-C exits.
> I even tried to recompile the entire source code, ran the fp there, same
> (lack of) luck.
> I don't care much for the IDE, but I wanted to cross compile a program
> for DOS on my Linux machine, and found 'System unit missing'. I had
> installed the complete package automatically, but that contains only the
> i386-linux libraries, I suppose.
> I cannot find any indication how to make 'make' compile a win32 or dos
> version of the system unit. I've checked the Wiki, docs... Am hitting my
> head against the monitor now.

Maybe a bit outdated, but this information was gold about a year ago,

Also the buildfaq.pdf is a good (and up to date) read, if you want to 
know details. Very handy if thing don't work right away.


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