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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: Linux PowerPC on: September 05, 2009, 12:21:43 am
It took me a couple of nights of hacking to get RXTX compiled and installed successfully on a PPC PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. Ultimately, I was successful building from the rxtx-2.2pre2 source. Here's what I did.

Code:
unzip rxtx-2.2pre2.zip
cd rxtx-2.2pre2

Next, I edited the "configure" to remove "-source 1.3 -target 1.3" both times it appears.

The Zsystem.java file has moved from src/System.java to src/gnu/io/Zsystem.java. After finding its new home, I applied the edit suggested by fab, removing

Code:
else if (mode == J2SE_LOG_MODE)
               {
                       java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger("gnu.io").fine (s);
                       return (true);
               }

Finally, in src/RawImp.c, the code I removed looks a bit different. I removed these lines:

Code:
#ifndef __APPLE__  /* dima */
#ifndef PPC
#include <sys/io.h>
#endif /* PPC */
#endif /* dima */

Now, when I first attempted to compile, it failed with this error
Code:
./src/I2CImp.c:135: error: 'UTS_RELEASE'  undeclared (first use in this function)

Some further research pointed to a workaround solution, as noted here: (sorry the board will not let me post an active line because I'm a n00b, you'll have to reconstruct yourself) mailman.qbang.org / pipermail / rxtx / 2009-February / 4371059.html

In my case, I used "uname -r" to get my release info, and edited /usr/include/linux/version.h to include the following final line
Code:
#define UTS_RELEASE "2.6.28-6-powerpc"

At this point, I was able to successfully make and install
Code:
make
sudo make install

And Arduino 0017 now runs without complaints.
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