2010-06-27 17:34:26 UTC
compiler, based on mails from Marc and Graeme earlier. Here:
It is part of a long messy page, Getting_Lazarus, which could be cleaned a
This is a typical problem with wiki pages. The contents may be good and
accurate but nobody takes care of the overall structure. I could try to clean
it in future but now let's check this FPC installation part.
There was a text (not by me):
There are many ways to compile and install FPC. You can use plain make (see
below), but it is recommended to build a fpc package for your distribution
(.deb or .rpm file). A fpc package allows to easily uninstall, upgrade and
downgrade it and a package makes sure that all files are installed at the
common places. So if something goes wrong, other users know how to help you.
The text "You can use plain make (see below)" was a ToDo item I guess.
I added info for "make all" and "make install" under section "Building and
installing the svn version of fpc".
Then it says "it is recommended to build a fpc package for your distribution
(.deb or .rpm file)".
Why would it be recommended? I tried to build such RPM package when installing
FPC trunk for the first time, but I failed.
Still I was able to install it using "make all" and "make install" and it has
been very easy to update since then.
So, I would say making a distro package is the more difficult way and the
recommendation should be changed.
Someone please check that the facts are correct in my wiki changes.