The best way to unbreak graphics/ffff: help needed

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Mon Dec 3 06:13:09 PST 2007


The port graphics/ffff is currently broken with gcc-42. To unbreak the
port with gcc-42 the compiler options "-msse -msse2 -m3dnow" should be
used. I filed a PR:

But as pav noted not all processors do have those instructions. What
should we do? Since this port is a fast mandelbrot fractal generator
may be just IGNORE on processors without those instructions? Or use
gcc <=34 for all FreeBSD versions (the port is only for i386)?
Something else?

What do you think? Thanks!

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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