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

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Thu May 10 09:37:36 CEST 2012

Sven Barth wrote:
> 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: 
> http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/

I agree. I harboured illusions at one point about being able to work out 
how fp was put together and tracking down some of the issues (mostly 
related to debugging, i.e. libgdb) but in practice I've gone with the 
flow and started using Lazarus.

Having said which, I think I've got fp running on all the systems here 
(with the possible exception of Solaris 8), and I've got libgdb running 
with all of those (with the exception of ARM Linux).

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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