I don't know if this is just a problem I had, but I downloaded rc6,7, and 8 and
they all exhibited it:
followed ppc install instructions on my B&W G3, when running
"scripts/bootstrap.sh" got "could not run/locate gcc!" and compilation failed.
running GCC at command prompt at this point also gave me the error.
I had to resolve by adding "/usr/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/3.2" to the
END of the PATH line in /usr/sbin/ebuild.sh, delete /usr/bin/gcc, run
bootstrap.sh again, ^Z the bootstrap after portage emerged (while next package
was downloading) and add the path AGAIN in /usr/sbin/ebuild.sh, then I ran 'fg'
to go back to the bootstrap. Everything worked fine after that.
It seems that /usr/bin/gcc in the stage1 tarball is borked, or the profile is
missing or something.
This effectively makes the PPC port uninstallable for anyone without some
serious time to waste and a decent linux knowledgebase.
Could this also be caused by documentation bitrot on the PPC side of the fence?
On some releases you have to run 'gcc-config' first.
But the next CD release, outcoming next week, will solve this problem.
Nevertheless thanks for reminding us to this bug!
Should be fixed.