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

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Thu May 10 10:37:01 CEST 2012

On Thu, May 10, 2012 08:45, 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.

Also, e.g. people using Debian would probably use fp from the .deb
packages rather than the .tar.gz distribution. The .deb packages are
created elsewhere and their dependencies are compatible with the
appropriate Debian version.


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