[erlang-questions] hipe on freebsd/x86

Mikael Pettersson <>
Sat Oct 21 20:09:28 CEST 2006

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:13:51 -0600, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
>> HiPE/x86 used to work on Solaris 8, and may work on Solaris 10, but
>> we only have access to a Solaris 9 box for testing.
>On my SunOS 5.9/x86 box, compiling HiPE failed.  I can provide output
>of those errors if that would be useful.

Please do, and include details about the toolchain you used
(versions, configuration options, etc).

>> HiPE/x86 should work on OSX, and may work on FreeBSD, but since we
>> don't have those systems we won't pretend to support them.  User can
>> still ./configure --enable-hipe if their systems do in fact work
>> with HiPE.
>Is HiPE maintained outside of Ericcson?  The README for R11B says the
>following, so I assumed FreeBSD was a supported platform for HiPE:
>At Ericsson we have a "Daily Build and Test" that runs on:
>    Operating system        Version
>    -----------------------------------------------------------
>    Solaris/Sparc           2.8      (1)
>    Linux/Suse x86	    9.2
>    Linux/Suse Amd64	    9.2
>    Linux/Suse Amd64	    10.0
>    Linux/Montavista PPC    3.1
>    FreeBSD x86             5.0
>    Mac OS X                10.3.9 (2)
>    Mac OS X                10.4.6 (2)
>    Windows 		    XP
>    Windows 		    2003

The HiPE group is a research group at Uppsala University.
We do have close ties with Ericsson, but as we don't work
at Ericsson we don't have access to their test machines.


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