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jaeger63
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Beryl-core-0.1.2 on PPC Reply with quote

Just in case anyone is trying to use Beryl-0.1.2 on PPC, you may find that it has a bizarre problem. The emerge fails because the source distfile has some of the source already compiled for the x86 platform. If you list the contents of the tar file beryl-core-0.1.2.tar.bz2 you'll find that it has a dozen or so .o files.

If you remove these .o files and update the digest for the x11-wm/beryl-core-0.1.2 ebuild you'll find that it will, in fact, compile and run on the ppc platform.

So far it seems a significant improvement over the 0.1.1 version, as well.

This is still early development stage software, so be prepared for lockups and problems, but the features being delivered in Beryl are VERY promising. The Mac OS-like Expose functionality by itself is worth putting up with some of the rough edges.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Beryl-core-0.1.2 on PPC Reply with quote

jaeger63 wrote:
Just in case anyone is trying to use Beryl-0.1.2 on PPC, you may find that it has a bizarre problem. The emerge fails because the source distfile has some of the source already compiled for the x86 platform. If you list the contents of the tar file beryl-core-0.1.2.tar.bz2 you'll find that it has a dozen or so .o files.

If you remove these .o files and update the digest for the x11-wm/beryl-core-0.1.2 ebuild you'll find that it will, in fact, compile and run on the ppc platform.

So far it seems a significant improvement over the 0.1.1 version, as well.

This is still early development stage software, so be prepared for lockups and problems, but the features being delivered in Beryl are VERY promising. The Mac OS-like Expose functionality by itself is worth putting up with some of the rough edges.


well, except there's no ppc support in an ebuild yet, its great you solved it already.

I suggest you add this to a bugzilla bug# 157727 so it will be included in 0.1.3 build along with a patch for PPC compiling.
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