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Bug 57658 - gnome-base/gnome-2.6 and dependencies build and work on PPC64
Summary: gnome-base/gnome-2.6 and dependencies build and work on PPC64
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: PPC64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: ppc64 architecture team
: 55061 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-19 16:35 UTC by Stefan Bruda
Modified: 2004-11-03 13:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Stefan Bruda 2004-07-19 16:35:36 UTC
I finally succeeded in building GNOME (PPC stable) on PPC64, but it does not
quite work quite out of the box.  The following are needed:

 o  epiphany PPC stable (1.2.2) does not build, but PPC devel (1.2.6) does;
    it also works as expected.

    Supplementary note: epiphany is linked against mozilla 1.7 patched as
    per bug#54843 and works in this configuration even if mozilla itself

 o  media-libs/glut does not build unless uname -m and arch report ppc
    (instead of ppc64 as they normally report).  With this hack it builds

 o  net-print/gnome-cups-manager PPC stable (0.17) does not build, but PPC
    devel (0.18) does.

I did nto have a chance to really test the GNOME installation, since I still
have some issues with X, but at least it builds. :-)
Comment 1 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-20 09:14:37 UTC
*** Bug 55061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Stefan Bruda 2004-07-20 15:32:52 UTC
GNOME-2.6 does work on PPC64.  There are some quirks, for instance 
gnome-terminal with pseudo-transparency enabled bring the load of both my 
processors to 100% (sic!) for such a simple thing as listing a (small) 
directory (will try without transparency next time I get near Turing's 
console).  For the time being I stay with xterms.  Anyway, I was saying, 
there are some quirks, but the main functionality seems to be there.

Will provide a screenshot soon.
Comment 3 Stefan Bruda 2004-07-22 12:56:19 UTC
Newsflash: gnome-terminal now works, I don't not quite know what happened to 
it yesterday (temperamental the little bastard is).  In all, I have yet to 
find a bug in my 64-bit GNOME installation (though I am sure there are some, 
I just did not encounter them).

Here are the promised screenshots: First, a GNOME desktop with a terminal, 
XPDF, and XEmacs is at 
and since I am at it you can see a recursive screenshot at .  Note in passing the newly installed themes and background image.
Comment 4 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-03 13:23:23 UTC
ok.. I know this is unfair, but tgall opened the bug #58191 and yours is older, but... life is unfair ^_^ and this bug is not up to date..

I'll mark this as WONTFIX. Don't take it personal, it's just a matter of  clearness. :-)

Comment 5 Markus Rothe (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-03 13:23:33 UTC