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On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 09:55 -0500, Greg Trigg wrote:
> As previously mentioned to certain people, I'm trying to do a Prefix
> install on an RS/6000 running AIX 5.2. Unfortunately, the only gcc
> package version I've found for 5.2 is 184.108.40.206. IBM offers 4.2.0, but
> only for AIX 5.3 and above. Naturally I have a few questions.
You better want to try prefix-launcher to bootstrap Gentoo Prefix on
AIX. Use the wiki pages  as starting point.
Also you might want to use prefix-launcher from svn instead of the
release tar-ball, as the latter most likely has outdated package
Unfortunately I didn't test it recently myself, so it might be broken
ATM, partially maybe because of outdated versions, sorry - but you're
welcome to test it on AIX ;)
But AFAIK, mduft used svn/trunk on Interix recently...
> Can xlc be used to install a more recent gcc? Where is xlc installed?
> Is it used automatically? Smit claims that it's already installed, but
> I can't find it anywhere.
> Is gcc 3.3.2 sufficient to build a more recent gcc?
Any of xlc or gcc-3.3.2 should be sufficient to bootstrap gcc, but
prefix-launcher should do that for you.
xlc is found as /usr/vac/bin/xlc here.
> Is it feasible to cross build an AIX gcc on a Gentoo Linux ppc64?
Better not - gcc claims to not use GNU binutils on AIX, so for me,
cross-compiling for AIX is not an option at all, although I've heard
some people doing that.
Gentoo on a different level
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