This section lists errors that occur when the compiler is processing the command line or handling
the configuration files.
Warning: Only one source file supported
- You can specify only one source file on the
command line. The first one will be compiled, others will be ignored. This may indicate
that you forgot a ’-’ sign.
Warning: DEF file can be created only for OS/2
- This option can only be specified
when you’re compiling for OS/2.
Error: nested response files are not supported
- You can not nest response files with
the @file command line option.
Fatal: No source file name in command line
- The compiler expects a source file name
on the command line.
Note: No option inside arg1 config file
- The compiler didn’t find any option in that
Error: Illegal parameter: arg1
- You specified an unknown option.
Hint: -? writes help pages
- When an unknown option is given, this message is diplayed.
Fatal: Too many config files nested
- You can only nest up to 16 config files.
Fatal: Unable to open file arg1
- The option file cannot be found.
Reading further options from arg1
- Displayed when you have notes turned on, and the
compiler switches to another options file.
Warning: Target is already set to: arg1
- Displayed if more than one -T option is
Warning: Shared libs not supported on DOS platform, reverting to static
- If you
specify -CD for the dos platform, this message is displayed. The compiler supports only
static libraries under dos.
Fatal: too many IF(N)DEFs
- The #IF(N)DEF statements in the options file are not
balanced with the #ENDIF statements.
Fatal: too many ENDIFs
- The #IF(N)DEF statements in the options file are not balanced
with the #ENDIF statements.
Fatal: open conditional at the end of the file
- The #IF(N)DEF statements in the
options file are not balanced with the #ENDIF statements.
Warning: Debug information generation is not supported by this executable
It is possible to have a compiler executable that doesn’t support the generation of
debugging info. If you use such an executable with the -g switch, this warning will be
Hint: Try recompiling with -dGDB
- It is possible to have a compiler executable that
doesn’t support the generation of debugging info. If you use such an executable with
the -g switch, this warning will be displayed.
Warning: You are using the obsolete switch arg1
- This warns you when you use a
switch that is not needed/supported anymore. It is recommended that you remove
the switch to overcome problems in the future, when the meaning of the switch may
Warning: You are using the obsolete switch arg1, please use arg2
- This warns you
when you use a switch that is not supported anymore. You must now use the second
switch instead. It is recommended that you change the switch to overcome problems
in the future, when the meaning of the switch may change.
Note: Switching assembler to default source writing assembler
- This notifies you
that the assembler has been changed because you used the -a switch, which can’t be
used with a binary assembler writer.
Warning: Assembler output selected ”arg1” is not compatible with ”arg2”
Warning: ”arg1” assembler use forced
- The assembler output selected can not generate
object files with the correct format. Therefore, the default assembler for this target is
Reading options from file arg1
- Options are also read from this file.
Reading options from environment arg1
- Options are also read from this environment
Handling option ”arg1”
- Debug info that an option is found and will be handled.
*** press enter ***
- Message shown when help is shown page per page. When pressing
the ENTER Key, the next page of help is shown. If you press q and then ENTER, the
Hint: Start of reading config file arg1
- Start of configuration file parsing.
Hint: End of reading config file arg1
- End of configuration file parsing.
interpreting option ”arg1”
- The compiler is interpreting an option
interpreting firstpass option ”arg1”
- The compiler is interpreting an option for the first
interpreting file option ”arg1”
- The compiler is interpreting an option which it read from
the configuration file.
Reading config file ”arg1”
- The compiler is starting to read the configuration file.
found source file name ”arg1”
- Additional information about options. Displayed when
you have the debug option turned on.
Error: Unknown code page
- An unknown code page for the source files was requested.
The compiler is compiled with support for several code pages built-in. The requested
code page is not in that list. You will need to recompile the compiler with support for
the codepage you need.
Fatal: Config file arg1 is a directory
- Directories cannot be used as configuration files.
Warning: Assembler output selected ”arg1” cannot generate debug info, debugging disabled
The selected assembler output cannot generate debugging information, debugging option
is therefore disabled.
Warning: Use of ppc386.cfg is deprecated, please use fpc.cfg instead
Using ppc386.cfg is still supported for historical reasons, however, for a multiplatform
system the naming makes no sense anymore. Please continue to use fpc.cfg instead.