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From: Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o>
Subject: Re: AIX and gcc
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:11:16 +0200
Hi Greg,

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  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[1] to bootstrap Gentoo Prefix on
AIX. Use the wiki pages [2] as starting point.
Also you might want to use prefix-launcher from svn[3] 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release tar-ball, as the latter most likely has outdated package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ATM, partially maybe because of outdated versions, sorry - but you're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.

Michael Haubenwallner
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