I've been toying with how I might best package Free Pascal for Debian. So far as I can tell, the upstream package does a fair job at putting files in their proper places, but the distribution is going to make it a little crazy to package. fpc is distributed in the file fpc-0.99.5.ELF.tar which contains: fpc-0.99.5/ fpc-0.99.5/sources.tar.gz fpc-0.99.5/libs.tar.gz fpc-0.99.5/bins.tar.gz fpc-0.99.5/docs.tar.gz fpc-0.99.5/demo.tar.gz fpc-0.99.5/install.sh Note that the sources are in Pascal, not in C. This compiler will compile itself and was probably built initially with gpc or p2c. The DOS version was probably originally built with Borland's compiler. It seems what might be the best way to package this thing based on the install.sh (attached) is to run it and install everything under the temp directory, then package the results into fpc-bin, fpc-doc, fpc-source, etc. The compiler (ppc386) is static linked, probably with libc5. Any thoughts as to how I might go about building a package out of this? Nobody really likes p2c. While gpc may support Borland syntax, it does not have Borland units. fpc has units which provide most of the functions of the Borland code.
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