I found a program for PowerPC Linux users.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mzs.112000, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    So, while searching around, I found a program that might be of use to those of us who use Linux, on both Intel and PowerPC, but it is particularly beneficial to PowerPC users.

    It is called "apt-build", it is like apt-get on Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distros, but instead of downloading the binary and installing that, it actually compiles from source, and optimizes for your native architecture.

    So, if you want to install VLC, using apt-build, you would do: "sudo apt-build install vlc --yes --force-yes"
    And that would would compile and install VLC from source.

    When you install apt-build, it will ask what optimization level you want(light, medium or strong), and what architecture to optimize for(select "native" all the other ones are just for Intel).
  2. amagichnich macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2017
    Stuttgart, Germany

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