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Re: Best approach for a FreePascal Package
On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 10:18:53AM +0200, Daniel ?lschlegel wrote:
> I was curious why we haven't FreePascal 3.0 and Lazarus 1.6 in our Pkgsrc
> repo. OpenBSD und FreeBSD have versions already. So i looked into the
> Makefile and saw for FPC it requires an older FPC version for building the
> compiler. We haven't for a long time no FPC in our repo. Nicely the
> FreePascal project provides for some architecture older binaries(for NetBSD
> i386/AMD64 in version 2.6.4) to bootstrap to 3.0.
> What is the best approach to create a pkgsrc recipt for that problem? I
> have a problem that i need to download a specific binary from Sourceforge,
> which have somewhere linker problems(crosscompiled and unmaintained) and
> build with this newer versions of fpc. Also, we haven't the full control
> about that code or provided version. The limitation of some architectures
> doesn't look like best design and creates more exceptions for building
Binary bootstrap kits are in general not desirable and usually
acceptable only if they've been prepared by a committer (that is,
someone known who has signed agreements, etc.) -- given recent history
a binary downloaded from sourceforge is clearly not a good plan.
There is no other way to build the thing other than with itself?
. o O ( ...someone wrote a compiler in pascal? )
David A. Holland
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