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Author Topic: [SOLVED] crosscompiler says: "unsupported target, invoke compiler driver?"  (Read 1548 times)

att2

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Hello,
What I did so far:
* On a Win10 machine, I installed virtualbox 5.2.x (latest version as of today).
* Inside the Virtualbox, there is a OpenSuse Leap 42.3 Linux.
* I used fpcupdeluxe 1.6.0p to install Lazarus "fixes version" (1.8.3) and FPC "trunk" version.
* I pressed "install and update fpc/laz
* I re-started fpcupdeluxe, selected "cross compile: AARCH64 / Linux" and "install FPC".
* Everything worked fine.

Result so far: Lazarus IDE starts up nicely. When compiling to normal=same architecture (Intel x64) everything works and compiles as it should.

But when I try to switch to "cross-compile to aarch64" by using:
"Project -> Project options -> config and target -> aarch64 " ... then I use
"Tools -> Configure ' Build Lazarus'  " -> (correct options, then) "Build"

I get the error:

Error: Unsupported target architecture -Paarch64, invoke the "fpc" compiler driver instead.

I don't know how to properly proceed and "invoke the fpc compiler driver" .
How to do this?
Have I missed any options?

Please, any advice is greatly appreciated. I need cross-compilation working....    ;)

« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 07:23:07 pm by att2 »

att2

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Addition: When compiling, I also get the message:

unit1.pas(46,0) Error: Assembler arm-linux-as not found, switching to external assembling

Any advice?

att2

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I solved my problem!!!!!!

I made symbolic links so that my cross compilation directory looks like this:



armdevel@linux-4mcd:~/fpcupdeluxe/cross/bin/aarch64-linux> ls -al
insgesamt 17556
drwxr-xr-x 2 armdevel users    4096  5. Apr 10:42 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 armdevel users      27  5. Apr 09:25 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  971920  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-addr2line
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  996408  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-ar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 1483488  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-as
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  967440  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-c++filt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users   31552  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-elfedit
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 1038736  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-gprof
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 2012384  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-ld
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 2012384  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-ld.bfd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  980752  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-nm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 1159888  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-objcopy
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 1678032  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-objdump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  996408  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-ranlib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  497440  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-readelf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  971792  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-size
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users  971920  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-strings
-rwxr-xr-x 1 armdevel users 1159888  3. Dez 2016  aarch64-linux-strip
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      23  5. Apr 10:40 arm-linux-addr2line -> aarch64-linux-addr2line
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      16  5. Apr 10:40 arm-linux-ar -> aarch64-linux-ar
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      16  5. Apr 10:39 arm-linux-as -> aarch64-linux-as
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:40 arm-linux-c++filt -> aarch64-linux-c++filt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-elfedit -> aarch64-linux-elfedit
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      19  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-gprof -> aarch64-linux-gprof
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      16  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-ld -> aarch64-linux-ld
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      20  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-ld.bfd -> aarch64-linux-ld.bfd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      16  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-nm -> aarch64-linux-nm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-objcopy -> aarch64-linux-objcopy
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:41 arm-linux-objdump -> aarch64-linux-objdump
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      20  5. Apr 10:42 arm-linux-ranlib -> aarch64-linux-ranlib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:42 arm-linux-readelf -> aarch64-linux-readelf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      18  5. Apr 10:42 arm-linux-size -> aarch64-linux-size
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      21  5. Apr 10:42 arm-linux-strings -> aarch64-linux-strings
lrwxrwxrwx 1 armdevel users      19  5. Apr 10:42 arm-linux-strip -> aarch64-linux-strip
armdevel@linux-4mcd:~/fpcupdeluxe/cross/bin/aarch64-linux>

So , for every "aarch64-something" file I made a symbolic link with a name of "arm-something" (same rest of file name).
Now it works!!!!!!!

Problem Solved!!!

Thaddy

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Two things:
1. there is no such thing as a freepascal compiler driver. It is a compiler, bar none.
2. that's an awful lot of symlinks and that should not be necessary. You need just one.
One symlink in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin that points to /usr/lib/fpc/3.0.4/ppcarm or /usr/local/lib/fpc/3.0.4/ppcarm if your installation is correct.
But you are using fpcdeluxe - which  does not use conventions - and that should just work unless you also have a previous installation from the distribution itself.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 12:00:34 pm by Thaddy »
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att2

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Thaddy: 1.) 
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Error: Unsupported target architecture -Paarch64, invoke the "fpc" compiler driver instead.
1.) is the direct copy/paste from the Error message. Yes, it says "driver". Yes, it irritated me too. So there.

2.) What has ppcarm to do with a missing assembler/linker name of "arm-....something" ?


Thaddy

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2. You probably have a dependency problem OR a previous installation that you did not uninstall.
1. There is a large automotive electronics company called FPC, unfortunatley,  that may install drivers (sic). Someone can have mixed up FreePascal with FPC perhaps? But that is the Linux distribution... 8-) O:-)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 12:10:44 pm by Thaddy »
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att2

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I am not making this up.

Here is a screenshot:

(http://666kb.com/i/dsdz5fgq1myi479rh.jpg)

So there.


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Error: Unsupported target architecture -Paarch64, invoke the "fpc" compiler driver instead.
It's either Tools->Environment->Files->Compiler executable (global default) or Project->Project Options->Compiler Options->Compiler Commands (project specific, should default to global default).
1. there is no such thing as a freepascal compiler driver. It is a compiler, bar none.
fpc is compiler driver, ppcXXX is the actual compiler.

att2

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And why doesn't "fpcupdeluxe 1.6.0p" make the proper ppcXXX file ? How to tell him to make it?

DonAlfredo

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This is a strange error.
If you install an aarch64 cross-compiler, the ppcrossa64 compiler should be available.
And no trickery of linking towards arm-utils should be needed !

att2

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Yes, DonAlfredo, Master of the fpcUpDeluxe, I know. But I am telling you exactly how it happened to me. I am installing it as normal user, not as root (if that additional info is any help).
First, I pressed "normal" "install and update FPC+LAZ", then I selected "ARM / Linux" and pressed the button "install cross compiler".  I did not even change the default directory, "/home/username/fpcupdeluxe" !  The same linking trickery was necessary to get the ARM/Linux platform to cross compile. FPCUPDeluxe would produce a series of exe files called arm-gnueafbhi-as / ld / etc.etc.  and I had to pseudo-rename them to arm-linux-as, etc. without the string "gnueafbhi" (or somesuch) in the middle.
Same symptom.
But still, I now can compile for three systems, i.e. aarch64, ARM, and x64_86.


« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 11:00:49 am by att2 »

 

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