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[DEV] Porting homebrew to Linux ppc64le
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:52:08 am »
homebrew is a popular package manager for macOS. I have been using it on my MacBook Pro for more than 10 years. It's simple and 'just work'!

Good news is that homebrew has officially support Linux! But not-so-good news is that they don't support ppc64le architecture. Well not until now, introducing a set of patches to port brew to linux ppc64le, you can see more details at https://github.com/homebrew-ppc64le/brew

I have let the homebrew community know about my work on https://discourse.brew.sh/t/preliminary-support-for-ppc64le-platform/6832 and let's hope they would endorse the ppc64le officially.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 05:25:40 am by tle »
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Re: Porting homebrew to Linux ppc64le
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 12:32:17 pm »
Nice work!

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Re: Porting homebrew to Linux ppc64le
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 10:25:41 am »
I am getting serious with this project and decided to fork the homebrew for the time-being.

For more details how to install, please go to https://github.com/homebrew-ppc64le/install

There are still LOTS of formulas that aren't tested against PPC64LE Linux. So any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: [DEV] Porting homebrew to Linux ppc64le
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 07:32:19 am »
I have made progress with this port with more formula binaries, for example gcc. It is now much easier for everyone to give it a try :)
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