[fpc-pascal] Issues with fpc-build-3.0.0

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 29 14:17:14 CET 2016

On Fri, 29 Jan 2016, Tony Whyman wrote:

> I'm experimenting with building fpc from source in various combinations and a 
> couple of issues have come up which could be bugs or just me not knowing 
> which environment variables to set.
> The build environment is a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon (64 bit) 
> with fpc 2.6.4 installed from the binary distribution. fpc-build-3.0.0.tar.gz 
> is then expanded into my home directory and I start off by cd-ing into the 
> directory and starting the build with:
> make all NOGDB=1
> This seems to happily build the compiler and libraries for the default 
> environment. I then do a test install with:
> make install NOGDB=1 INSTALL_PREFIX=/tmp/fpc
> All seems to be installed fine expect for two things:
> 1. Missing softlink.
> ==============
> The make install does not add the softlink:
> ln -s /tmp/fpc/lib/3.0.0/ppcx86 /tmp/bin/ppcx86
> I originally came across this problem when installing over 2.6.4 when 
> everything was OK expect that the old softlink /usr/bin/ppcx86 had been left 
> in place with the result that the new compiler was being ignored when I call 
> "fpc -iV" (i.e. 2.6.4 was still the active compiler).

This is as designed.

The symlink is only installed with the installsymlink make target in the compiler directory.


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