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Re: Bug#819069: dietlibc: FTBFS on powerpcspe due to missing FPU emulation in library

On 04/06/2016 12:07 AM, kaleb white wrote:
> Well. What's an FPU

Is that a rhetorical question or do you really not know that?

> and why are you using QEMU? PowerPC Macs are cheap and good!

Because a PowerPC Mac CPU is not the same as a PowerPC e500v2 CPU [1],
it's a different, incompatible ABI and e500v2 (vulgo "powerpcspe")
binaries do *not* run on PowerPC Macs.

The PowerPC CPUs used in Macs are just one variant of IBM's
POWER architecture [2], there are actually a vast variety of CPUs
which are POWER but *not* PowerPC.


> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_e500
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Architecture

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