Linux Binaries and Makefile
hashemi at brandeis.edu
Mon Dec 15 18:16:23 CET 2008
I have this archive decompressed on my desktop. It looks like I'll have
to download another set of source files: those for GCC. The install
instructions use GPC version 20041218 as an example and tell me to
download GCC 3.4.3's source code. I don't know which version of GCC to
download for the GPC version 20070904.
After that, there are seven steps to follow for compilation. From
experience, I'm guessing this process is going to take me all morning.
All kinds of things can go wrong. I may even break my existing GCC
installation by mistake.
There is a 20041218 binary distribution on
but I can't find a newer version.
On MacOS, I download this archive, is self-extracts, I run the build
command, and off it goes. It's great.
I had to convert to .tar.gz before I could open the archive on my Linux
machine. The build command aborts on Linux: it's for MacOS only. Now I
look at the archives in the directory structure and I can't guess where
the generic Makefile is that might help me compile the source code. I
see no instructions that will help me figure out where the source code is.
So, the Linux user appears to be stuck with choosing between:
(1) GPC 20041218 binary distribution (10-minute install)
(2) Compiling new source code (4-hour install)
(3) http://www.freepascal.org/ (inferior schema types)
Kevan Hashemi, Electrical Engineer
Physics Department, Brandeis University
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