[Lazarus] Free Pascal 2.4.2 released!

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 14 11:45:24 CET 2010

On 14.11.2010 00:06, Bo Berglund wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:45:39 +0100, Bo Berglund
> <bo.berglund at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> You can install into that folder without problems. As said the two IDEs
>>> won't conflict with each other (except the file associations, but most
>>> applications have a similar problem ^^).
>> Thanks for the clarification!
>> I will go ahead and install fpc, then change the compiler location in
>> Lazarus and recompile it and go from there. :-)
> Forgot to ask:
> If I do this in the directory C:\Programs\lazarus:
> C:\Programs\lazarus\fpc\2.4.2\bin\i386-win32\make.exe clean all
> will this recompile lazarus with the new fpc?
> Or do I need to make some changes elsewhere first?
> How is the new compiler specified for the rebuild?

When you do this in C:\Programs\lazarus the make utility will look for 
fpc in %PATH%. Execute "fpc -i" in a console window and at the top of 
the output you'll see the version number of the compiler. If you want to 
use a different one you need to specify it to the make utility by 
setting the "FPC" variable.


C:\Programs\lazarus\fpc\2.4.2\bin\i386-win32\make.exe clean all 

If you have used the installer for 2.4.2 the path 
"C:\Programs\lazarus\fpc\2.4.2\bin\i386-win32" should already be in 
%PATH% (and thus you could also just use "make" without the path...).

You can also recompile the IDE from within the IDE if you want to.


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