Common Desktop Environment broken when compiling from ports tree on FreeBSD 12 RC3 (May also apply to the final build)

Warner Losh imp at
Mon Dec 17 02:11:06 UTC 2018

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018, 6:33 PM Alan Somers <asomers at wrote:

> CC the package maintainer.
> As for powerpc on tier 1, I'm afraid that it's not likely to ever
> happen.  Powerpc is dying.  If anybody were buying new ppc hardware,
> then it would be a different story.  But I predict that powerpc is
> likely to be dropped than to go Tier 1.  Sorry.

Power8 is changing that. More $$$ going into making that work well. Maybe
not to Tier 1, but not dying.


> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 5:42 PM Alex McKeever
> <alex.mckeever at> wrote:
> >
> > I ran into problems compiling the CDE in FreeBSD 12.0 RC3 (PowerPC) on
> my eMac. It says it is broken and cannot be compiled. Also, any ETA on when
> this port of the OS will go into Tier 1? Compiling software, desktop
> environments, X11, using 11.1 and the now unsupported 10.4 failed when I
> tried those a while back (and personally I have been partial to Linux and
> how easily I can just get software via APT or Zypper... I would be running
> Debian Sid if they didn’t drop support for the eMac in terms of my internal
> display not working after Jessie)
> >
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