Status of FreeBSD ports on PowerPC built using gcc


As of this writing (20210128), ports on powerpc (FreeBSD 11 and 12) are built using the (ancient) base system GCC 4.2.1. The comments in this file apply to ports built using that compiler. If you are using e.g. 11-STABLE or 12-STABLE, this page is for you. If you are using 13-STABLE or 14-CURRENT, this page does not apply.

The status of ports built with clang is different.

Almost all ports do build via gcc. Pre-built packages are available for 12.1R via the usual methods. Only the quarterly branch is built for 12.1R.

However, as powerpc64 is a tier-2 platform in FreeBSD, ports are not at parity with e.g. amd64; there are still a number of ports ignored, skipped, and failing to build. We have several volunteers working on the problem but more are needed, especially in the area of testing.

Please contact MarkLinimon if you want to help and/or to see the error log from the last time any of the failing ports was attempted.

Buildable ports

Known-working ports

Other known-buildable ports

Buildable but non-working ports

Non-buildable ports

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powerpc/ports/PortsOnGcc (last edited 2021-01-28T09:06:28+0000 by MarkLinimon)