> < ^ Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 10:04:50 +0100
> < ^ From: Steve Linton <sal@dcs.st-and.ac.uk >
> < ^ Subject: Re: Error if running testall.g

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.

Steve Linton

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-aix4.2.1.0-gcc (or similar)
directory, to replace the line:

/* #undef WORDS_BIGENDIAN */



3. rm bin/powerpc...gcc/*.o

4. make 

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