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Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 14:55:28 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Compilation on mac - errors ? -

On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:31:34AM +0200, wrote:
>  I have successfully compiled on my PPC G5 (make clean 
> generic). When compiled, I have tested JTR, works fine but
>  the Eric Wrinler's version is really faster (at least 4 times more 
> than mine).

That's because you used "generic" instead of the proper "macosx-..."
target.  For your G5, the proper target is "macosx-ppc32-altivec".

>  You told me : "Just download the sources and compile with "make 
> macosx-x86-mmx", this
> will produce a native binary for Mac OS X on x86."
> => I am absolutely not programmer ou technical with mac. I apologize in 
> advance for my weird questions!
> 1) Can I compile X86 version of JTR on a mac without an Intel processor 
> (I compile on my G5 with PPC ship) ?

As you've found out, no.  Maybe there's some support for cross-compiling
on Mac OS X, but I am not aware of it.

You really need to compile John for x86 on your x86 system.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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