[fpc-pascal] cross compiling enigma

Sam Liddicott sam at liddicott.com
Fri Dec 7 09:04:15 CET 2007

I'm modifying the lazarus packaging scripts to make building debs of 
lazarus, fpc and cross-fpc variants simpler than it is. (Cross is not 
simple right now)

I've read the buildfaq (thanks Marco) and various fpc build scripts but 
am still puzzled in this respect:

Why does:

$ cd fpc
$make clean all OS_TARGET=win32  FPC=/usr/bin/ppc386


I thought I was building a cross-compiler, not cross-compiling one - or 
is it a side effect of building the rtl etc?

(Not to mention utils/*exe)

also with the ubuntu mingw* packages installed,
$ make clean all OS_TARGET=win32  FPC=/usr/bin/ppc386 

generates all these .exe files.

Am I doing the cross-compiler build wrong?
It dumps out: compiler/ppcross386
as well, which was used to build all the .exe

I'm puzzled, it seems like the fpc makefile had the wrong idea and built 
a cross compiler so it could build windows binaries which is not what I 
was actually trying to do.


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