[fpc-pascal] make RELEASE=1 ?

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Fri Feb 29 11:39:19 CET 2008

> Hi, all!
>   Some time I was building LCL using standart command:
>   make clean all # for current target cpu,os
>   and
>   make clean all OS_TARGET=wince CPU_TARGET=arm PP=ppcarm
>   ... and everything seem working well.
>   The problem is that I got some special bugs - some components such TMemDataset are unable to
> work with ARM processors without proper data
> alignment. Such bugs are hard to find without debug info (-gl switch) and later stack tracing.
> Another problem is my executable with debug info
> about 18Mb size and due its size it just refuses to run on Windows CE :(.
>   So I decided to switch -gl only on some potentially problematic units and remove debug info from
> others. (Strip removes entire debug info)
>   I tried to build LCL using:
>   make clean all RELEASE=1 OS_TARGET=wince CPU_TARGET=arm PP=pparm
>   but it just cannot find some base units (i.e. contnrs - fcl-base package). Its because makefile
> generated by fpcmake contains -n switch (do not
> read standart fcp config). Removing -n from makefile (not makefile.fpc of course) does the job and
> LCL successfully compiles with RELEASE=1.
>   Maybe someone give a hint how to use RELEASE=1 conditional without removing -n manually from
> makefiles?
>   Or how to debug on wince :) ?
> P.S. Gentoo Linux, Lazarus SVN, FPC SVN

It is known issue and a shortcomming of the lazarus Makefile.fpc's. They rely on the paths
configured in fpc.cfg. Instead of RELEASE=1 you can use 'OPT=-g-' to disable debug info.


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