Building XFree86 from source - problems

Subject: Building XFree86 from source - problems
From: Graham Leggett (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 11:52:18 MST

Hi all,

I have just tried to build XFree86 v3.3.6 from scratch under YDL v1.1.

The build instructions are vague and contradictory, so I'm a bit stuck -
thus my message here. For some reason, the build process correctly
detects the powerpc architecture, but then it tries to give intel
assembly language to the powerpc assembler, and compilation of the
Xservers bombs out. For example:

rm -f BUSmemcpy.i
/lib/cpp -traditional -Dlinux -D__powerpc__ -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=199309L
-D__ELF__ -I. -I../../../../../programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/common
-I../../../../../exports/include/X11 -I../accel/s3 BUSmemcpy.s | \
grep -v '^\#' > BUSmemcpy.i
rm -f BUSmemcpy.o
as -o BUSmemcpy.o BUSmemcpy.i
BUSmemcpy.i: Assembler messages:
BUSmemcpy.i:731: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `cld'
BUSmemcpy.i:732: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `movl'
BUSmemcpy.i:733: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `movl'
BUSmemcpy.i:735: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `movl'
BUSmemcpy.i:736: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `movl'
BUSmemcpy.i:737: Error: Unrecognized opcode: `movl'

Is there a set of cf files anywhere that would describe the building of
XFree86 under YDL?


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