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

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu May 10 08:45:14 CEST 2012

Am 09.05.2012 20:19, schrieb microcode at zoho.com:
>>> 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.
> Ok, but if that is what happened I would expect a lot of people not to be
> able to run fp except maybe Fedora 16 or Gentoo users who always have the
> latest stuff. I guess I am wrong though or you would already know about it.
> Maybe it would be better to build on a non-bleeding edge system so people
> with older distros and pieces could still run everything? I very seldom
> upgrade but maybe everybody else does. I try to find a good working setup
> and then don't change it much. That's kind of why I was asking about 2.6.0
> since it is the current release. I was planning on staying on that until I
> had a really good reason not to.

The text mode IDE "fp" is not used that much on Unix based systems thus 
such problems regarding to recent/old libraries are not detected that 
easily. On other systems like OS/2 (where "fp" is used more often) and 
Windows there aren't such dependency problems.

Most users use a graphical IDE like Lazarus: 


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