Al Zick <al%familysafeinternet.com@localhost> writes: > I installed pkgsrc on PPC64 linux (e5500 cpu). It works with > pkgsrc-2016Q2.tar.gz, although many packages fail to build. However, a > recent pkgsrc failed to build anything even though I had a successful > bootstrap. It sounds like it can't find C. Searching didn't yield > anything useful. I will need to install a newer pkgsrc to give you the > exact error. I thought maybe I should check here, before I go any > further, should pkgsrc work on PPC64 linux, or is the processor an > issue? It is likely to work, but I know of no recent data. If the bootstrap succeeds, that's a clue that things are mostly ok. I would recommend that you try with a clean pkgsrc-2017Q4, and that you post your precise errors. After bootstrap, build something simple (devel/m4?). And if it fails, look at the config.log or whatever inside the package. Make sure your /tmp is not messed up. On NetBSD, it needs to be writable, and I think it needs to allow execution. Many problems manifest as "can't compile executables". Try compiling a few-line .c file, too, from the command line, to see if your system is ok to start with.
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