[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#1037137: add fp-units-*-win64_*.deb dependency packages required for Windows cross-compilation

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Thu Jun 8 20:49:54 BST 2023

Hi Patrick,
On Tue, 6 Jun 2023 08:38:00 +0000 Patrick Schleizer
<[adrelanos at whonix.org](mailto:adrelanos at whonix.org)> wrote:
> Package: fpc
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear maintainer,
> when compiling fpc from upstream, folder
> /usr/lib/fpc/3.2.2/units/x86_64-win64 would contain dependencies
> required for cross-compilation.
Yes, indeed, this would allow compiling Windows binaries under Debian. which can
be a nice way for in cloud build automation.
> (source: Building on Debian, target: compilation for Windows 64 bit)
> However, Debian lacks the pre-compiled dependencies for
> windows that would normally reside in that folder when compiling from
> fpc upstream sources.
> In Debian this would be
> /usr/lib/fpc/3.2.2/units/x86_64-ms-win64/fpc/3.2.2/units/x86_64-win64 in
> comparison to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/fpc/3.2.2/units/x86_64-linux
> that are used for amd64 and other architectures.
After thinking about it, it would probably better to locate them in
This is because the x86_64-linux-gnu here is related to the used compiler.
This also will help to generate the same thing for win32 under /usr/lib/i386-

This may be considered as a separate project that builds on top of FPC in order
to avoid complicating more the build system of FPC which is already quite

Abou Al Montacir

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