FreeBSD OS Version Notes for IBM POWER processors
- FreeBSD 12 or above is required; FreeBSD 12-STABLE is recommended but 12.1R should work as well.
- Packages are built for the following OS versions:
- For FreeBSD 12-STABLE, from the ports -quarterly branch, using the 12.1R release which still uses GCC from base.
- For FreeBSD-CURRENT, from ports-head, using llvm10 and elfv2 from base.
Note that desktop support is not well-tested. In particular, kde is known not to completely build.
FREEBSD-CURRENT/powerpc64 was moved to clang and elfv2 as of r356111 20191226.
Also see powerpc/ports.