[distcc] Monitor programs do not work with Portage/Gentoo Linux

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Jun 23 10:09:38 GMT 2003

On 23 Jun 2003, Paul_Donovan at scee.net wrote:

> This change initially worried me, but looking at your changes I think I can
> work around it :-) The problem I have is that I'm planning to give distcc
> to the rest of the studio here, and we all use Win2k with a bastardised
> version of Cygwin. It's not a full install, so most people don't have a
> true 'home' directory in the UNIX sense of the word. I think I'll be OK
> making them set a HOME environment variable in Windows. Unfortunately I
> can't access CVS through our firewall to test it.

You can also get it from 


if you have an ftp client that can do recursive downloads.

> I'm know I'm in the minority here, but I just wanted to point out that not
> everyone has a full UNIX environment to work in so try not to assume it :-)
> I've had enough battles getting distcc working under Win2k with a version
> of gcc that only understands DOS paths - I don't need any more hassle ;-)

OK.  The best thing you can do is send reports like this earlier
rather than later.


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