[fpc-pascal] installing latest stable
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jun 10 20:13:08 CEST 2007
On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, pineal wrote:
> On Sunday 10 June 2007 13:20, Daniël Mantione wrote:
> > Op Sun, 10 Jun 2007, schreef pineal:
> > > 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.
> > /usr/src/packages/SOURCES should already exist. If it doesn't your system
> > uses a non standard RPM location; you will find the source in this non
> > standard location in such case.
> > > > 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.
> > On http://www.freepascal.org/download.var, there is a link to the sources
> > download, and yes, it is a tar.
> > > 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?
> > Install it wherever you like, the compiler doesn't look for the sources
> > during normal operation. I suggest $HOME/fpcsource.
> > Daniël
> Hi Daniel,
> OK, I finally found the src tar mentioned and it contains everything by the
> looks of it, including an install script so I shall remove everything so far
> and try a fresh install from this.
> *But*, please note when I stated nothing was installed from the source rpm
> file, it did not get put somewhere else, *nothing* was installed!
Nevertheless the package file is correct and contains the sources:
fpc at scenergy:~/ftp/beta/2.1.4/i386-linux/rpm$ rpm -q -p fpc-2.1.4-0.src.rpm -l
So either something went wrong when you installed it (disk space ?), or
It was installed in a strange location.
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