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Re: port-powerpc/43022 (assembling powerpc64 atomic_add.S fails while building librump)

The following reply was made to PR port-powerpc/43022; it has been noted by 

From: Dennis Ferguson <>
Subject: Re: port-powerpc/43022 (assembling powerpc64 atomic_add.S fails while 
building librump)
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:30:23 +0800

 On 21 Mar 2010, at 13:51 , wrote:
 > Note that a macppc64 kernel build fails with:
 > nbmkdep: /objs/tools/bin/powerpc--netbsd-gcc: not found: No such file =
 or directo
 > ry
 > I wouldn't attempt to do anything with powerpc64 before elementary=20
 > things like that are fixed.
 Um, I think fixing that isn't so elementary: there is no macppc64
 kernel to build, that is code which was never written.  I'm
 considering taking that on since I'd really like to have one.
 I'm pretty sure, however, that at one point you could successfully
 build a 64 bit powerpc userland for the non-existant kernel, and it
 is bit rot in that which I've been filing bugs against.  If you are
 saying there is no value in filing bugs against the userland build
 bit rot until I have a kernel to build too I can live with that,
 but I'm a little bit surprised by it.  Not only does it make any
 work I'd like to do slightly harder (more local modifications =3D=3D =
 potential merge failures from cvs updates), but if I never finish
 the kernel it leaves this work for the next person who's interested
 in a 64 bit powerpc kernel to do all over again.

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