Re: [ROOT] linux ppc64

From: Jiri Masik (
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 14:16:04 MEST

Hi Fons,

do you expect any problems on new architectures? It builds almost out
of the box on my powerbook (ppc32) - I just had to change
    chip=`uname -m | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`
in configure (uname -p is not supported in uname (coreutils) 5.2.1)
ppc_linux       gcc       yes     for PPC Linux egcs and glibc
in the ARCHS file.


Fons Rademakers <> writes:

> Hi Henning,
>     the problem is I don't have a machine to make the port on. I was
> thinking of putting Yellow Dog Linux on my G5 but have not found any
> time yet. The linuxppcegcs option is outdated and does not build ROOT
> in 64 bit mode. A port would take from one to two days if I can get
> access to your machine.
> Cheers, Fons.
> Henning Kiel wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I've seen that there is massive work being done on the ia64/x64-64
>> ports. Is there a chance to make root work on a Linux PPC64 system
>> (rs6k)? I just tried "./configure" and it suggested the target
>> "linuxppcegcs". Everything seems to compile fine until xrootd is
>> reached where the local configure script does not know anything about
>> ppc64:
>> *** Building xrootd/src/xrootd/bin/xrootd... Options to
>> Xrootd-configure: --ccflavour=gcc --use-xrd-strlcpy --disable-krb4
>> --disable-krb5 --enable-echo --no-arch-subdirs Guessing
>> architecture/compiler: linux | ppc64 | 2.6.7-gentoo-r13 | ppc_linux |
>> gcc Architecture not yet supported. Try ./configure --help
>> Chau, Henning
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