[GRASS-dev] compilation of grass on AIX 7.1

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 05:28:51 PDT 2013

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> (please keep this on the list)
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Ivan Barka <ivan.barka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2013/3/14 Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>
>>> what's inside of this directory?
>>> /gpfs/home/senko/dev/grass/grass64/dist.powerpc-ibm-aix7.1.0.0/include
>> there are just two files:
>> Make
>> grass
> the latter should actually be a directory...
>> If I try to configure grass7, I get:
>> configure: error: ***Unknown platform: powerpc-ibm-aix7.1.0.0***
> Is this a recent GRASS 7 source code version? I would not know
> why is works for you with GRASS 6 but not 7 since the OS detection
> scripts are basically the same.

The OS detection scripts are actually quite different. Support for AIX
and various other platforms has been removed in GRASS 7. Also, GRASS 6
checks $system, GRASS 7 checks $host.

Markus M

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