[fpc-other] Re: [fpc-pascal] Free Pascal 2.4.0 released

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sat Jan 2 11:37:54 CET 2010

On 02 Jan 2010, at 03:53, Doug Chamberlin wrote:

> For my new year's resolution I'm going to commit to FPC and Lazarus. So, I'm installing the latest in a fresh Ubuntu 9.10 VM and diving in. I'll be pushing all this software hard and will probably be coming here for help.

Then this is indeed the place to be!

> First problem: I downloaded the 32bit Linux (fpc-2.4.0.i386-linux.tar) and unpacked it into "~/ins/fpc 2.4.0" and ran "sudo ./install.sh". Immediately I ran into a problem because the directory I was installing from contained an embedded space in the name.
> It really should be documented as a requirement to not have embedded spaces. Or, better yet, the install script should be updated to allow for them. Or, at least, the install script should be updated to detect them and stop gracefully.
> How can we get this done?

Please file a bug report at http://bugs.freepascal.org

> As far as I can see there is NO documentation in the installation tarball. Just the install script. Can't a readme file be added with this little detail?

Please file another bug report at http://bugs.freepascal.org :)


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