[fpc-pascal] Win32 Build Errors

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Fri Sep 22 16:11:14 CEST 2006

>> > Does this mean we can't do snapshot on win32? Is there a fix planned?
>> Eg
>> > couldn't we write a fpc version of cp - guess this would only be a few
>> > lines or is it more complicated than this?
>> This situation is there already for years.
> If I get it right, one is supposed to have CYGWIN for win32 anyway: FP IDE
> absolutely doesn't run without it (it's bad, because, for example, running
> two applications using different CYGWIN libraries simultaneously makes
> fail at least one of them and so on). CYGWIN includes these UNIX style
> thingies (pwd.exe, cp.exe etc.). So that's it (if CYGWIN binaries
> directory is in the search path).

This is not correct. You don't need cygwin, we provide all the require
unix tools. The makefiles even don't work in cygwin. They can only be run
from the CMD prompt.

That the FP IDE requires the cygwin1.dll is simply because the mingw32 gdb
was not working. If you can remove the dependency on gdb for debugging you
are welcome to provide patches.

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