[fpc-pascal] Minor issue compiling FPC from sources

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 31 14:02:32 CEST 2006

At 12:12 31-7-2006, you wrote:
>I tried to compile the daily snapshot from source and got the following
>during compilation:
>make.EXE[3]: Entering directory `D:/FreePascal/sources/fpc/compiler'
>process_begin: CreateProcess((null), echo Start 12:42:49 now 12:43:09, ...)
>make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified.
>make.EXE[3]: *** [echotime] Error 2
>Investigation has shown, that \Compiler\Makefile contains
>A) (Line 85): declaration for echo command, which is supposed to be present
>in system. On my WinXP it's not, so I had to change "echo" with "cmd /c
>B) A couple of declarations (sorry, have lost the line numbers) where echo
>is called directly, and not via the $(ECHO) variable.

gecho.exe is delivered FPC.

Make sure you only use the make.exe and the tools delivered with FPC 
from CMD.EXE. Other combinations are not supported.


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