[distcc] distcc -h/-v

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Mon Feb 24 23:51:40 GMT 2003

On 24 Feb 2003, Dimitri PAPADOPOULOS-ORFANOS <papadopo at shfj.DECOY.cea.NOSPAM.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> Running 'distcc -v' or 'distcc -h' (or whataver other unknown option) 
> returns an error message:
> distcc[10736] (dcc_recursion_safeguard) CRITICAL! distcc seems to have 
> invoked itself recursively!
> * I would expect distcc to exit with a nice error message about unknown
>   parameters, possibly displaying some short help. But maybe I'm missing
>   something and there's no way not to exit with an error.

Nice test!  Thanks.

Presumably you have distcc installed on your path as 'cc'?

> * I would expect distcc to understand -h and -v as equivalent of --help
>   and --version.

I'm not so sure about this.  It's possible that somebody might
actually want to pass the -v (verbose) option to gcc:

  distcc -v ./hello.c


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