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

Chris Rees crees at
Mon Dec 17 13:17:38 UTC 2018

Hi people, (and thanks Alan for copying me in)

On 2018-12-17 01:42, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 04:35:32PM -0500, Alex McKeever wrote:
>> I ran into problems compiling the CDE in FreeBSD 12.0 RC3 (PowerPC)
>> on my eMac.
> I don't know of anyone else who has tried to run it.
> The server-class ports on powerpc64 have been in good shape for several
> years.  However, the desktop ports are lagging way behind.  For 
> instance,
> we are still working to get gnome and kde working properly.  Other 
> desktop
> environments are going to require more people to take up working on 
> them.
> I personally would like to see powerpc64 ports at (near-) parity with
> amd64, but we have a lot of work to go yet.

I'm not sure if it's supported on PowerPC at all anyway by the 
developers (although obviously it used to work, perhaps not on FreeBSD 

Was it a straightforward error?


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