Pkgsrc on Powerpc

Majoris

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So, having a true unix under the hood has it's perks. Which is why a G5 can still be a good workstation.
Well now there is pkgsrc binaries for our G4/G5 https://pkgsrc.geeklan.co.uk/reports/current/Darwin-8/20160312.0432/ . There is over 9,000+ up to date packages to choose from. https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-bulk/2015/11/07/msg012171.html Instruction for those who don't mind hitting the termial are here http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/2015/01/getting-started-with-pkgsrc.html The mirror(binary) is down at the moment. I email the person who build the bulk package. For the adventurous you can compile pkgsrc on mac. Get the pkgsrc here http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc.tar.bz2 tar xvjf *.tar.bz2 && cd /pkgsrc/bootstrap | sudo ./bootstrap --binary-macpkg --abi=32 powerpc, gcc
Takes a while to build.
Don't forget to export PATH=/usr/pkg/sbin:/usr/pkg/bin:$PATH (or how ever you like it in your path)
MANPATH=/usr/pkg/man

If you have pkgsrc in a different location. You can add it to the path.


If your running a G5 you can use a 64bit abi. I don't use it though.

checking if the linker (/usr/libexec/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin9/4.0.1/ld) is GNU ld... no
Your going to need Xcode 3.1.4 installed. As this uses the gcc to bootstrap.
 
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Majoris

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Spent all weekend tinkering around with pkgsrc. Was able to get some great stuff installed. Including youtube-dl. Right now I'm working on getting wireshark build with qt5.
 
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