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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 package for NetBSD?
On 5/24/2013 22:55, Tim R wrote:
Greetings all, new here.
I was looking around for a NetBSD package for Free Pascal 2.6.2 but to no avail.
I was able to download a NetBSD build from the Free Pascal repository.
No issues so far. I was just wondering if anyone is looking into making a
NetBSD pkgsrc package of Free Pascal? If not would it be a big "production"
for me to do it? I am new to xBSD and haven't really looked into the ins
and outs of pkgsrc yet. I have worked with many Linux flavors though so I
pretty much know my way around the fundamentals.
Actually it would be an extremely big production.
Obstacle 1: The NetBSD support was dormant for the better part of a
decade. Some work on it has been done recently, but I think it's still
experimental. So the first question is if it actually runs.
Obstacle 2: You need a bootstrap compiler built for every architecture
of every platform (theoretically).
Obstacle 3: The sheer number of packages needed to properly support it.
FreeBSD Ports have over 100 ports dedicated to FreePascal, mainly for
the FPC library units.
I've got a fair amount of experience both using FreePascal and also I've
tried to bootstrap it for DragonFly (I can cross-compile it but the
helloworld coredumps on a syscall so I've got some more work to do.)
This is an elephant you are contemplating to eat, but you know, lots of
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