[fpc-pascal] Make failing in interesting ways: time to upgrade from

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Oct 22 13:59:32 CEST 2013

In our previous episode, Reinier Olislagers said:
> Hitting all kinds of interesting errors, trying various combinations of
> manually building + running the commands fpcup generates to find out
> what's going wrong.
> c:\development\fpctrunk\bin has trunk FPC binaries.
> 1. Is this supposed to happen?
> Could perhaps be the PATH containing ( or ) (which indeed is the case on
> my 64 bit system - sorry, tends to happen with c:\program files (x86)
> http://okolovich.info/interruptexception-caught-with-code-0xc00000fd/
> and reported, but closed as reporter did not give feedback:
> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=17084

Strangely enough my experiences are the other way around (generally the
FPC make is stable, and have occasional exceptions when I accidentally use
the cygwin make).

Do you use the fpc 2.6.2 make, or the one from fpcbuild. Afaik that one was
updated by Florian since 2.6.2?

I have (x86) directories in the path too, and don't get exceptions

> 2. Should FPC upgrade to a newer make.exe (e.g. 3.81+ as suggested in
> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=17084)?

I don't think it is necessarily older or newer, but more finding a version 
that is stable. Probably depends on what hand fixing and configure tricks
they used to build under Windows.

> 3. Any "approved" location where I should get an updated make.exe for to
> test myself meanwhile?

mingw site?

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