[fpc-pascal] 2.2.2 INSTALL PROBLEM

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Aug 15 10:39:53 CEST 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, John Youngquist wrote:

> Just an update I removed FPC with Add/Remove programs which didn't remove
> everything.
> It left the bin directory with fp.cfg alone. I reinstalled 2.2.0 which would
> not launch but just
> blinked on screen. I deleted the FPC root directory and everything below it. I
> reinstalled
> 2.2.0 and it works. I have regularly seen this failure to launch behavior
> about once a month.
> I delete the files in  C:\FPC\2.2.0\BIN\i86-WIN32\ and then re-install.
> Re-installing without
> removing those files doesn't work.
> I also routinely see unusual behavior during debug. In routine debugging
> suddenly breakpoints
> don't break anymore. I exit FPC and restart to return to normal operation.
> SImilarly the watching
> of record structures just quits. Restart fixes that to. I was hoping 2.2.2
> might fix these problems.
> But it won't even run for me.

The debug problem is not really in our hands. We use the GNU debugger,
and if the GNU team (not exactly a cheering crowd of pascal fans) breaks 
things for Pascal, then we are pretty much powerless.

Secondly, can you look in the fp.cfg file using notepad, and see if there 
is a -Opentiom option somewhere in it ? If so, remove it. This option is
no longer supported.

Thirdly, you might consider simply (re)moving the file. As far as I know
(don't use the text mode IDE) the IDE will look for this file also in 
the current directory.


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