[fpc-pascal] SysUtils.GetEnvironmentVariable

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 13:45:11 CEST 2012

Marcos Douglas wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 5:42 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
> <markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
>> Marcos Douglas wrote:
>>> I know that I have to define the environment variable before or after
>>> starting the application or IDE.
>>> As I said, works in WinXP... but I had a little problem with a client
>>> using Win7 so, I talked about this on lazarus-br list and asked to
>>> somebody do the test on Win7 and they said the test did not work so, I
>>> wrote here.
>> I think the absolutely crucial thing here is to ask what the relationship
>> between the session in which the shell/environment variable was defined, and
>> the FPC program.
> Nothing.
>> If the variable is set and the program is run from the same prompt, provided
>> that it's not messed up by extra spaces or by e.g. an interposed
>> command.com, then it should work.
> No. The variable is set using a install program or Windows.
>> In any other case it might work, and it's entirely reasonable to assume that
>> the extent to which variables are passed between running processes will vary
>> wildly with OS version.
>> I suggest the *first* thing to do is to confirm that the variable has stuck
>> by using the  set  command. After that try running the Pascal program.
> No command set is used.
> The variable has been created in the Windows System Variables.

In simple English: if you enter the  set  command, do you see the 
variable? If not, it's an OS or installer problem.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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