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    total noob question - linuxIce on MacMini

    Folks,

    I've just inherited a castaway powerpc mac mini and am interested in messing about with linuxICE before taking the easy way out of amp on OSX. Is there any version of linuxICE with powerpc support, or should I look to one of the other linux distros which do work?

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    jflower

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflower View Post
    Folks,

    I've just inherited a castaway powerpc mac mini and am interested in messing about with linuxICE before taking the easy way out of amp on OSX. Is there any version of linuxICE with powerpc support, or should I look to one of the other linux distros which do work?

    thanks
    jflower
    We don't have any LinuxICE builds for ppc. Your best bet would be to use debian/ubuntu and then compile the openice packages (nghost, icepanel, etc) and install them.
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    If trip got round to committing my patches [*cough cough*], then I personally have nghost2 working on ppc.

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    ok cool, I'll try that.

    thanks for the tips!

    jflower

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    ok, so I have successfully installed the OS (I chose debian) and I have installed all the dependencies. libnghost and nghost have compiled, and installed correctly as far as I can tell. nscan is running, however a call to nghost only yields the help screen as if I've typed nghost -h....

    Code:
    minux:/usr/local/bin# nscan
    minux:/usr/local/bin# pgrep nscan
    7640
    minux:/usr/local/bin# nghost
    Unrecognized option: 
    Usage: nghost [-heDm] [-d level] [l facility] [-o options_file]
    	-h (--help)		This message
    	-D (--daemonize)	Daemonize (no gui)
    	-e (--no-desktop)	Normal/non-Desktop Mode
    	-d (--debuglevel)	debug level:
    		0 - Errors only
    		1 - Warnings (default)
    		2 - Notices
    		3 - Info messages
    		4 - Debug messages
    		5 - Debug spam messages
    	-l (--logfacility)	Logging facility:
    		stderr - log to error stream
    		stdout - log to output stream
    		syslog - log to syslog
    	-o (--option_file) [options_file]
    	-s (--speed)	Speed/Memory usage:
    		passive - 	Smallest memory footprint.
    		progressive - 	(default) Conservative memory usage and progressive speed
    		agressive - 	Fastest and the most memory usage.
    	-m (--hidemouse)	Hide the mouse cursor
    I didn't see anything in the nghost docs that says I need to do anything else to run it... any ideas/pointers? I seem to hit a dead end here... perhaps it's the long day...

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyks View Post
    If trip got round to committing my patches [*cough cough*], then I personally have nghost2 working on ppc.

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    grrr, i thought i applied that patch . What was it again?
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    The short version was "change char opt to int optc". Dunno if I still have the actual patches lying around. There was other minor stuff related to portability, but IIRC that was the only thing explicitly needed for PPC support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyks View Post
    The short version was "change char opt to int optc". Dunno if I still have the actual patches lying around. There was other minor stuff related to portability, but IIRC that was the only thing explicitly needed for PPC support.

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