Latest versions of gpc

Mirsad Todorovac mtodorov at alu.hr
Thu Oct 13 13:51:56 CEST 2011


On 13.10.2011. 9:29, John Gordon Ollason wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:42:37 +0100, John Gordon Ollason 
> <john at houseofdeer.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:25:36 +0100, Waldek Hebisch 
>> <hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl> wrote:
>>
>>> John Gordon Ollason wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Having upgraded to Fedora 15 I'd like to install gpc again, but I 
>>>> don't
>>>> know where to look for the latest version.
>>>> I have found a source for gpc-20070904 but I haven't yet managed to
>>>> compile it. (Is that the latest version?)
>>>>
>>>> I suppose that by now the language must have lost most of its 
>>>> users, but I
>>>> still, occasionally, write some Pascal code, and would like to be 
>>>> able to
>>>> compile it.
>>>>
>>>
>>> gpc-20070904 is the latest release.  There is development
>>> version at:
>>>
>>> https://github.com/hebisch/gpc
>>>
>>> however it less tested.
>>>
>>> What problems do you have with compilation?  I have not tested
>>> on Fedora 15 and there may be genuinly new problem there, but
>>> if you follow instructions then gpc-20070904 builds on lot of
>>> Linux variants.  If you do not follow instructins, then there
>>> is a lot of possible problems.  Without further information
>>> like:
>>>
>>> exact command you used to configure and build
>>> error messages from gpc compilation
>>>
>>> it is impossible to say where is the problem.
>>>
>>
>> Thank you for your reply, Waldek. I followed the instructions that you
>> kindly provided me with when I had difficulties previously (Wed Dec 9 
>> 14:03:25 CET 2009). The
>> distribution is Fedora 15 for x86_64. (I am aware that I could well 
>> have misunderstood the instructions
>> so I have been very prolix in describing what I did.)
>>
>> I found copies of
>>
>> gpc-20070904
>> and
>> gcc-3.4.6
>>
>> at
>> http://alignment.hep.brandeis.edu/Software/Pascal/Index.html
>>
>> I put them into /usr/local/src and
>>
>> #bunzip2 gpc . . .bz2
>> #tar xvf gpc . . .tar
>> #bunzip2 gcc . . .bz2
>> #tar xvf gcc. . .tar
>> #mv gpc-20070904/p gcc-3.4.6/gcc
>> #mkdir gpc-build
>> #cd gpc-build
>> #/usr/local/src/gcc-3.4.6/configure --enable-languages=pascal 
>> --prefix=/usr/gnu --disable-multilib &>temp
>> #cat temp
>> .
>> .
>> .
>> checking for windres... windres
>> checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of 
>> Makefiles... no
>> updating cache ./config.cache
>> creating ./config.status
>> creating Makefile
>> #make bootstrap &>temp
>> #tail temp
>> done
>> if [ -f stmp-dirs ]; then true; else touch stmp-dirs; fi
>> make[5]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/gpc-build/gcc'
>> echo timestamp > stmp-multilib
>> make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/gpc-build/gcc'
>> echo timestamp > stage3_build
>> echo stage3_build > stage_last
>> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/gpc-build/gcc'
>> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/gpc-build/gcc'
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/gpc-build'
>> #gpc --version
>> bash: gpc: command not found...
>> #
>> I thought that it might have been a path problem, but there is no 
>> file, gpc, on the system.
>>
>> I have been through the same procedure with gcc-3.4.4 with the same 
>> result. I hope that my problem is
>> simply due to my making some silly mistake.
>>
>
> In case anybody else might have my problem I am confessing my silly 
> mistake.
> Everything was fine. Waldek Hebisch suggested that I had forgotten the 
> final
>
> #make install
>
> which I had.
>
> If anybody else wants to install GPC on Fedora 15, the instructions 
> above should suffice
> even for complete idiots like me.
>
> Thanks, everybody, for your help.
>
> John Ollason
>
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Silly me, I should have thought of me myself.

mirsad




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