[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#887575: Bug#887575: castle-game-engine FTBFS with fpc 3.0.4

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Thu Jan 18 13:44:34 UTC 2018

Hi Michalis,
On Thu, 2018-01-18 at 06:43 +0100, Michalis Kamburelis wrote:
> The problem is caused by the different directories used by new FPC
> 3.0.4 packages (compared to previous versions of FPC in Debian).
I must admit that I was expecting many packages to break as the change is too
big.But I assume this is worth the pain as now we can install multiple
architecture units on the same host.
> Doing
>   ./fpmake --globalunitdir="/usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4"
Why do we need this? FPC should use the /etc/fpc.cfg to get this, why do we need
to explicitly pass this?
> doesn't work, since /usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4 does not exist. This works:
>   ./fpmake --globalunitdir="/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/fpc/3.0.4"
I would use DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH=$(dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)
> To fix this, I suggest to
> - Change / define the $FPCDIR variable inside Debian build scripts, to
> point to the new correct directory.
I would try to avoid this if possible but indeed seems correct solution
> - Or create a symlink /usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4 ->
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/fpc/3.0.4 .
This brings us back to pre-MA epoch. Let's avoid it. Also not possible in the
Debian auto-builder daemon.
Abou Al Montacir
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