[fpc-pascal] installing latest stable

pineal pi.neal at virgin.net
Sun Jun 10 15:51:12 CEST 2007

On Sunday 10 June 2007 10:15, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> >
> > I have spent the whole afternoon trying to install fpc. :(
> >
> > First I downloaded the .rpm files. The compiler and docs install fine but
> > the source doesn't install anything and there is no error or warning.
> The source RPM installs an archive file in /usr/src/packages/SOURCES
> you must unpack this archive yourself. This is standard behaviour for RPM.

No it doesn't. That's why I stated the source doesn't install anything. Due to 
the problems I looked in the install script and found a reference to /src 
(which I guessed is appended to the main install dir /usr) and looked there 
too, but nothing is installed. There is no packages directory created.

> > So I tried the same source rpm from a different mirror with the same
> > result.
> >
> > So I removed those, downloaded the new 2.1.4a archive, unpacked it  and
> > ran the install script (which I had to interrupt and run a second time as
> > root) which ran without showing an error and yet I still have no source
> > installed.
> That is because it does not install the sources. The .tar.gz does not
> contain the sources: it would more than double the size. The sources
> are available as a separate download.
> Michael.

According to the downloads page the .tar is one big file with "everything in 1 
big package", or the other options are .rpm files. There is no tar for just 
the sources.

I did extract the source tar from the source rpm, but I don't know where it 
should be installed. Previously fpcsrc was installed in /usr/share/fpcsrc, if 
that is now different, shouldn't a change such as this be documented?


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