[Lazarus] Proposal for changing fpc version on the fly in the IDE
patspiper at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 17:53:54 CEST 2013
On 22/08/13 17:26, Henry Vermaak wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 05:12:04PM +0300, patspiper wrote:
>> On 22/08/13 16:23, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> I usually add a couple of symlinks in /usr/local/bin e.g. ppcsparc
>>> -> ppcsparc-2.6.2 and ppcsparc-2.6.2 ->
>>> /usr/local/lib/fpc/2.6.2/ppcsparc. The fpc binary will be the one
>>> installed by the most recent build.
>> You are tweaking your system unnecessarily. Just make sure that both
>> folder paths are exported and forget about any symlinks. That's by
>> far more flexible, easily upgradeable, and less prone to errors.
> Executing `fpc -V<versionstr>` will call <ppcbin>-<versionstr>, so those
> symlinks are actually quite useful if you want to use different compiler
That's one way for sure, but I'd rather keep my different installs
separate and either export the right paths or use the Xp switch.
Btw, are the Xp and V switches documented? fpc does not list them and
they cannot be found in
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