[fpc-pascal] Re: problems compiling FPC

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Oct 30 16:00:49 CET 2012

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be> hat am 30. Oktober 2012 um 14:44
> geschrieben:
>>  On 17 Oct 2012, at 16:52, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>      > > New text:
>>>      D:\repo\fpc>make all
>>>      makefile:2717: *** The only supported starting compiler version is
>>> 2.6.0.
>>>      You are trying to build with 2.7.1. If you are absolutely sure that the
>>> current
>>>      compiler is built from the exact same version/revision, you can try to
>>> use
>>>      OVERRIDEVERSIONCHECK=1 to override .  Stop.
>>>  >
>>  And as the core developers saw today, even that is not clear enough
>> apparently:  http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=23245
>> <http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=23245> (that person even manually
>> edited the makefile and replaced the 2.6.0 with 2.7.1 trying to get around the
>> check).

I really don't like making this comment, but looking at the bug report 
(and checking the current Makefile)

 > You try to build with 2.6.1.

That could very easily be misread as "You should try to build with 
2.6.1", correct idiomatic English would be "You are trying to build with 
2.6.1.", or to rub their nose in it "You are trying to build with 2.6.1, 
which is not supported.".

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

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