[fpc-pascal] Search path order for fpc.cfg

Alexander Grotewohl alex at dcclost.com
Sat Apr 11 14:16:09 CEST 2020

Why not just provide instructions for installation in the user's home directory, for example. It's what you'd have to do if you didn't have root access anyways. Then you can pretend that it's "cleaner" than just installing it systemwide.

There's a prompt in the freepascal installer that asks for the prefix. Your users should be capable of that?

Alexander Grotewohl

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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Search path order for fpc.cfg


The target of that "patched" fpc is mainly the Raspbian RPi.

I want a fpc out-of-the-box, only a zip file that people may unzip where
they want, without need to touch anything to the system.

All what I have found in fpc doc always require to touch to system.

Also, I want that people can compile out-of-the-box, without the need to
install dev package because that army of Rpi is not connected.

I thanks you for the warnings about using fpc.cfg in the same directory than
the compiler.
But for my need there is no problem with that, even if you create a symlink
and run fpc from that symlink.

I do propose my patch here to inform what I am changing in


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