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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add fpc. (version 2)

From: Kei Kebreau
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add fpc. (version 2)
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:54:27 -0400
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi,
>>>+                   (copy-file (assoc-ref inputs "fpc-binary")
>>>+                              "fpc-bin.tar")
>>>+                   (zero? (system* "tar" "xvf" "fpc-bin.tar")))))
>> Why the copy-file and then untar ? Can't it be untarred immediately from 
>> where it is? If it is useful, maybe add a comment about the reason.
>> Also, it might be easier to have a fpc-bootstrap package with the
>> bootstrap binaries that installs the binaries required to build fpc
>> normally and to make a fpc package depend on fpc-bootstrap as
>> native-inputs.  What do you think?  I myself don't have a strong
>> preference about it - but some other packages do it that way.
> It’s not so nice to depend on a binary bootstrap.  Can this be avoided?
> I tried packaging a version of the GNU Pascal compiler, which is
> unmaintained, in an effort to bootstrap a version of FPC from source.
> Have you attempted this?

Though I would prefer a source bootstrap, I haven't attempted this. I
anticipate that it would be no small feat getting the GNU Pascal
compiler to work. Were you using a recent version of GCC to try to
bootstrap FPC?

> --
> Ricardo
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