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Bug 369241 - sci-misc/boinc-6.12.26-r1.ebuild (Patch for PS3 Support)
Summary: sci-misc/boinc-6.12.26-r1.ebuild (Patch for PS3 Support)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: PPC64 Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Sven Eden
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-30 03:00 UTC by Greg Trigg
Modified: 2016-05-06 06:45 UTC (History)
0 users

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patch to add ps3 use to boinc (boinc-6.12.26-r1-ps3.patch,1.28 KB, patch)
2011-05-30 03:00 UTC, Greg Trigg
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Description Greg Trigg 2011-05-30 03:00:59 UTC
Created attachment 275061 [details, diff]
patch to add ps3 use to boinc

Add 'ps3' use flag to enable alt-platform of 'powerpc64-ps3-linux-gnu'.  Otherwise, a Playstation 3 only reports the platform of 'powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu' and will never get any PS3 work.

This is a rough draft by an ebuild neophyte, but it worked on my machine.  This will save PS3 users (me) from having to compile their own to get tasks from the few BOINC projects that still support the PS3.

I added a dependency for 'sys-libs/libspe2' though I don't know if that's necessary.  Theoretically, it prevents any non-ppc from using the use flag.

I also added a short elog message at the end which may or may not be necessary, but helped me out when I tested it.
Comment 1 Greg Trigg 2012-06-26 16:01:33 UTC
I don't have Linux on the PS3 anymore, so can't test or modify for the latest available version of boinc.  If somebody else still has Linux on their PS3 and want to modify this bug report or write a new one, by all means...
Comment 2 Sven Eden 2016-05-06 06:43:57 UTC
After a bit of digging it looks like installing Linux on a PS3 is not that easy.

Until someone with a linux installation on a PS3, who is willing to help upgrading the current ebuilds to support PS3 shows up, I am closing this with NEEDINFO.