[fpc-pascal] what does fpc make target sourceinstall do?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 19:33:06 CET 2016

On Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:14:40 +0100, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:

>I have looked at a cook-book description on how to build fpc from
>sources on RaspBian Linux and there I found these steps (I have left
>out some other steps non-related to my question):
>svn co http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/tags/release_3_0_0 3.0.0
>cd 3.0.0
>make clean
>make all OPT=-dFPC_ARMHF
>sudo make install OPT=-dFPC_ARMHF PREFIX=/usr
>sudo make install sourceinstall OPT=-dFPC_ARMHF PREFIX=/usr
>If I run these commands except the last everything seems to work fine
>including building lazarus and starting it.
>So my question is really if the last line above is superfluous and
>otherwise what it really does?

Anyone with any info to share on this?
make install 
be superfluous if it is followed by:
make install sourceinstall

I.e. if two arguments are given will both be processed in sequence?

And what does sourceinstall really do?

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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