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Date: 2010-01-27 (17:56)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alignment of data
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 06:20:44PM +0100, Christophe Papazian wrote:
> Is there a 64-bit PowerPC Linux (ELF) support in ocaml ? I thought
> it was only a 64-bit PowerPC OSX (Darwin) support...

Yes indeed there is.  For years we maintained an out of tree patch to
support this for Fedora/ppc64:


However Fedora 13 (onwards) has relegated ppc (32 & 64 bit) support to
status of a "secondary architecture"[1], which effectively means we
don't care about it.  For this reason I dropped this patch and don't
intend to maintain it.

The patch itself seems relatively trouble-free.  We built all the
Fedora packages with it, and only a couple had problems compiling on
ppc64.  Since I never had access to a real ppc64 machine, I was never
able to determine if these build problems were because this patch is
faulty or for some other unrelated reason, so YMMV.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures#Structure

Richard Jones
Red Hat