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

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Wed May 8 18:22:55 CEST 2013

waldo kitty wrote:

>>> 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.

> 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!)

I'd suggest that anything like that would be counterproductive, since it 
implies that prompt support will be given for things that are even 
dumber- like trying to compile FPC using Delphi :-)

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

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