[Openmcl-devel] Clozure on FreeBSD/PPC 64 bit?

gb at clozure.com gb at clozure.com
Wed Sep 12 00:24:44 PDT 2012

You could always look to see if there is information on porting ccl to freebsd/ppc on some sbcl mailing list ...
The hardest parts likely have to do with differences in signal handling and signal contexts. There is a fair amount of code in the ccl  kernel that needs to know about this stuff in detail and there's also some lisp code that does.  I'd guess that most other code that's already conditionalized for freebsd wouldn't need to change much if at all.

Bruce O'Neel <ecl at pckswarms.ch> wrote:

>I'd make the wild guess that getting sbcl running on FreeBSD/PPC
>won't be too hard.  It runs on the x86 version, and, on NetBSD and 
>OpenBSD both on PPC. 
>Someone, who's name I sadly forgot, ported SBCL to OpenBSD/PPC at the
>same time I did, but, his patches were way way cleaner.  My memory of
>my port was that I did the absolute simpliest thing possible to allow
>for PPC as a choice for OpenBSD, and, keep running a cross compile/fix
>cycle until it built.  Once it built I'm fairly sure it ran pretty 
>much correctly.
>I've never seriously looked at porting CCL, so I don't have a comment
>on that.
>Good luck, it's nice to see intrest in PPC.  
>If FreeBSD now works well on PPC I might be convinced to install it
>and try a port.
>On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 02:46:20PM +0000, Steven Núñez wrote:
>H> Greetings Gentlemen,
>> I'm looking to put to good use of some dual core Power Mac G5s by
>installing (hopefully) FreeBSD and turning them into LISP workstations.
>The trouble is that this platform is new for FreeBSD, and  a quick
>search of supported platforms for SBCL ('this platform doesn't exist')
>and CCL (not listed as supported) makes me think (hope) that this is
>possible but perhaps something that no one has done yet.
>> Does anyone know of it's possible to run CCL (or SBCL, or another
>LISP) on FreeBSD/PPC ?
>> Cheers,
>> - Steve
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