[fpc-pascal] Compile fpc twice or only once during install?

Christo Crause christo.crause at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 15:29:59 CEST 2019

On Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 14:19 Bo Berglund, <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:

> When I install FPC/Lazarus on new Linux systems I use a script I wrote
> several years ago. It is cofigured for the actual versions to install
> but otherwise it is self-contained.
> What it does concerning fpc is:
> - Get the tagged version of the sources from svn (typically 3.0.4)
> - Get the seed compiler 3.0.0, which I have stored on my website
> - Build all using the seed compiler
> - Install sources etc.
> Now I wonder if I should add a second "make all" after pointing to the
> newly built 3.0.4 such that the final result is fpc 3.0.4 built from
> sources compiled by itself?
> Or is this superfluous?

AFAIK the make file cycle through the compiler build process 3, starting a
new cycle with the compiler from the previous cycle. So no need to make all
a 2nd time, it is implicit in the make file recipe.

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