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

Anthony Walter sysrpl at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 21:32:21 CET 2016

The compiler has a few parts.

The bin folder which is created during "make install". Cross compilers can
also be placed there after "make crossinstall"
The lib folder which  is created during "make install". It contains the
rtl, fcl, and other units per architecture (from "make crossinstall") for
the packages folder.

Now I am going to go out on a limb and guess that "make sourceinstall"
copies the fpc source code, located under the compiler folder, to the
$INSTALL_PREFIX/compiler folder.

Personally, I always install somewhere under $HOME (e.g.
INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/Development/FreePascal) such that sudo is not needed.
In that case it would be relatively easy to determine which files/folders
"make sourceinstall" is manipulating. NExt time I build the compiler I'll
try out "make sourceinstall" and see what happens.
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