[fpc-pascal] Re: problems compiling FPC

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Oct 17 15:00:59 CEST 2012

On 17 Oct 2012, at 14:54, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> I think it's annoying that you then have to type  
> OVERRIDEVERSIONCHECK=1 whenever you build a cross-compiler. Even  
> more: it will suggest that building a cross-compiler should also be  
> done starting with the latest release, while in fact it they should  
> be built using a native compiler built from the same svn version.  
> Therefore I don't think think that we can check anything in case of  
> cross-building.

Also, maybe the printed message should be more explicit about the fact  
that using the latest release is the only supported way to bootstrap  
the compiler, and that OVERRIDEVERSIONCHECK=1 must only be used if you  
know for a fact that the starting compiler was built from the same  
sources that you are currently compiler.

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