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trigggl
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: cross compiler PPC64-linux --> PPC64-AIX? Reply with quote

I have 3 IBM power3 PPC64's. At work we use them as drafting computers. They and the servers that host them run AIX but with very limited applications. I have conceived the idea, that since I don't have root priviledges, I could compile desired programs at home and then install them in /home at work. Now I could just put AIX back on one of my IBM's, but I really don't want to. I would rather set up a cross-compiler to do it, if that's possible or necessary.

I'm wondering if a cross-compiler would even be necessary. Would Linux created programs work in AIX on the same architecture? I'm thinking not, but IBM does offer some rpm's of GNU programs. We have rpm at work, but I don't have permissions to run it.

If I did make a PPC64-linux to PPC64-AIX compiler, what would that require?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's worth the hassle. There might even be a reason people don't let you install programms.. ;-)

You might want to take a look at the Gentoo Prefix Project. You need to "port" it, though. Have fun!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

corsair wrote:
You might want to take a look at the Gentoo Prefix Project. You need to "port" it, though. Have fun!

That does sound interesting. I guess it's time to learn how to port something.
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