Building Firefox on AIX 4.3.3
The POWER and POWER2 optimized builds are compiled on "vultur", a 7012-39H with 256MB RAM.
Firefox was compiled with VisualAge C++ 5.0.2 with November 2003 fixpack. Here is the mozconfig. The PowerPC build uses added "-qarch=ppc" instead of the default "-qarch=com". For the PowerPC601 the tuning flags are "-qarch=601". For POWER "-qarch=pwr". If you want to recall how it was built, type "about:buildconfig" in the url line and hit the Return key.
If you want to compile from source set
export CC CXX PATH LDFLAGS
before running "gmake -f client.mk build 2>&1 | tee ../build.log"
You can get the source tarball from mozilla.org
Compile will fail on 2 source files, both times you only need a "#include
<strings.h>" for making the missing functions available.
You can fix this with "gzip -dc ff107-aix433.patch.gz | patch -p1" in your freshly untared firefox source directory.
The patches used for compiling Firefox 2.0 with common CPU mode can be found on the Firefox download page.
November, 04 2005
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