Dear GAP Forum,
Last week, Sergei Haller reported problems with GAP on the PowerPC under AIX.
In discussion on the gap-trouble list, we tracked the problem down to the
automatic configuration process, which was somehow failing to detect that the
PowerPC processor is bigendian. We have developed a workaround which works for
Sergei, and are looking at what the problem with the configure script is.
PS If anyone else has the same problem, the temporary solution is:
1. compile GAP normally
2. edit the file config.h in the bin/powerpc-ibm-aix188.8.131.52-gcc (or similar)
directory, to replace the line:
/* #undef WORDS_BIGENDIAN */
#define WORDS_BIGENDIAN 1
3. rm bin/powerpc...gcc/*.o