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Re: Including windows-binary files for cross compiling into package

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 14:35 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
Joost van der Sluis on 10/26/2009 01:42 PM wrote:
> Those files are not architecture independent. They are somewhat similar
> to .o files. They contain the run time library for the language,
> compiled to native windows object files. If you want to compile your own
> program with them afterwards, they are linked together into a windows
> executable.
> You could argue that they should belong in a -devel package. But since
> this package is a compiler, we decided not to split it up into a devel
> package and a non-devel package. As that would be pointless, as one will
> not work without the other.

They should follow mingw's footsteps, shouldn't they?


That's an idea, but then we would be incompatible with upstream. I can try to patch the configuration files of fpc so that it searches for these binaries in /usr/x86_64-pc-fpc/sys-root/fpc/lib. But I prefer the 'standard' location. Also because other packages based in fpc relay on that.

And what I've read here is that this path is chosen because mingw needs a root filesystem location. Fpc does not need that, so I think I keep the default locations, if that's ok.



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