how to create a powerpc64 poudriere jail ?

Jan Beich jbeich at
Sun May 22 19:58:23 UTC 2016

Kurt Jaeger <lists at> writes:

> Hi!
>> What is the correct way to create a powerpc64 poudriere jail ?
>> I've tried several versions of
>> poudriere jail -c -j p64 -a <arch> -m svn+ssh -v head
>> with arch as powerpc, ppc64, powerpc64/powerpc, to no avail.
> Ah, one more thing: I added the binmiscctl environment for ppc64, as
> described in
> The problem is the correct name for binmiscctl and the correct <arch>
> for poudriere. That's what I'm missing.

qemu-user-static support for powerpc64 seems to be incomplete but
otherwise is supposed to work as follows. Only stuff represented on
pkg-fallout@ is known to work. aarch64 is also in a good shape but needs
devel/aarch64-binutils built with LDFLAGS+=-all-static copied inside jail.

freebsd-ppc@ folks may have a clue how to cross-build powerpc64 packages
without real hardware. If you're just looking for logs, see

# run rc.d script that defines common targets for poudriere
$ service qemu_user_static onestart

# check desired target is defined
$ binmiscctl list
name: powerpc64
interpreter: /usr/local/bin/qemu-ppc64-static
magic size: 20
magic offset: 0
magic: 0x7f 0x45 0x4c 0x46  0x01 0x02 0x01 0x00  0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
       0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00  0x00 0x02 0x00 0x15
mask:  0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff  0xff 0xff 0xff 0x00  0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff
       0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff  0xff 0xfe 0xff 0xff

# get TARGET.TARGET_ARCH tuple for |-a| from the source
$ make targets -C/usr/src | sed '1d; y,/,.,' | fgrep powerpc64

# build a jail for the target
$ poudriere jail -cj head-powerpc64 -a powerpc.powerpc64 -m svn+ssh -v head
[00:41:56] ====>> Recording filesystem state for clean... done
[00:41:57] ====>> Jail head-powerpc64 head powerpc.powerpc64 is ready to be used

# check qemu-user-static can run target (static) binaries
$ /poudriere/jails/head-powerpc64/rescue/ls /var/empty

# start building various packages
$ poudriere bulk -j head-powerpc64 devel/gmake                                          ~
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