[fpc-pascal] Subject: Re: 2.6.0 for Solaris? And other questions

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed May 9 18:44:08 CEST 2012

On 09 May 2012, at 18:26, microcode at zoho.com wrote:

> I didn't find a list of maintainers on the home page and I don't know how
> Free Pascal development is organized. Hopefully the maintainer will speak up
> and in the meantime I will look at the build guide you mentioned further
> on. 

There is no real Solaris maintainer. Pierre sometimes works on it and I run nightly Solaris/SPARC regression tests (for as long as I still have access to a Solaris/SPARC machine), but I definitely do not support the platform. Solaris/SPARC is on life support, as far as I am concerned: I try to make sure that port doesn't get new bugs, but I don't work on fixing any existing bugs in it. I don't know to what extent Pierre wants to support Solaris/i386 and Solaris/x86-64.

> There are no binaries provided by my distribution. It's Slackware! But the
> question was, was it really necessary to use such a recent glibc?

It's a matter of what the libc version happens to be on the system that was used to build libgdb, which is simply someone's personal machine.

> I believe they are fpc libraries but I will have to check again. Do you
> expect that all of the examples will normally build on Linux without errors
> or is it normal to have some problems?

The examples are probably one of the worst maintained parts of the distribution, because almost nobody uses them. That said, some of them certainly will require the development versions of certain libraries to be installed (e.g., some of them use ncurses, so you'll need to have the development package of ncurses to be installed to compile them).


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