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Once the XC8 installer starts, you will be prompted to agree to the license agreement which we have to do if we want to use XC8. Then select license type 1 (free), then confirm the installation directory (/opt/microchip/xc8/2.10) by pressing enter. Enter "y" to apply settings to all users of your machine. Enter "y" again to add XC8 to the PATH environment variable (so we can run XC8 in a terminal by typing just xc8 rather than the full /opt/microchip/xc8/2.10/bin/xc8). Finally press enter again when prompted to begin the installation. Once installed, enter "n" to decline purchasing a PRO license, and again to decline the free 60-day evaluation of the PRO license, and again to avoid activating a license. Press enter to agree the host ID. XC8 should now be installed on our system.
The aspic is their assembler, and from microchip user manual on XC8 it is not clear what signal 11 refers to.Further testing showed that it has something to do with their license manager xclm, because if I try to build their code without any optimizations, and in free mode, it builds fine. As we all know by now, this results in bloated code full of unnecessary loops and variables being copied back and forth. 2b1af7f3a8