[fpc-pascal] systemh.inc(117, 16) Error: Duplicate identifier "FarPointer"

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Tue May 7 19:24:18 CEST 2013

On 5/7/2013 02:38, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 07 May 2013, at 08:21, Eric Kom wrote:
>> Thanks for the respond! but without option OVERRIDEVERSIONCHECK is set,
>> another error occurred:
>> erickom at cloudTwo:~/freePascal27/fpc$ make NOGDB=1 OPT='-O- -gl -Xs-' all
>> Makefile:2704: *** 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.
> Yes, so follow those instructions (FPC 2.6.2 will also work as a starting
> compiler). If you could give us some tips about how those instructions could
> say in a clearer way what you are doing wrongly, please say so.

i don't suppose it would draw their eyes to the phrase "only supported starting 
compiler" by making it bright, bold and blinking on the terminal screen, would it ;)

but maybe making that part all CAPS would draw their eyes to it?

perhaps the message is too long and too informative? maybe something like a 
bikini (short and to the point) would be better?

eg : Makefile:2704: *** WRONG COMPILER VERSION (2.7.1)! You MUST use 2.6.0 to 
compile with. Other compiler versions are not supported! (You might try 
"OVERRIDEVERSIONCHECK=1" but NO SUPPORT is given for this if it fails!)

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