[distcc] distcc-xfree-gentoo problems

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Fri Jun 27 04:58:09 GMT 2003

On 27 Jun 2003, Jon Portnoy <avenj at gentoo.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 04:08:37PM +1200, Nick Rout wrote:
> > In preparation for our distccd assisted gentoo installfest, I had a
> > tester report to me that xfree4.3.0 did not appear to be using distcc
> > when compiling on gentoo. Unfortunately he did not give much more detail. 
> > 
> > Does anyone know of any issues or tricks with distcc and xfree that I
> > should be aware of?
> xfree does not allow for parallel builds, AFAIK - which makes distcc 
> largely useless for building xfree.

Well, distcc can still be useful if you're installing onto a slow
machine.  Even without parallelism it can pay off to shift
compilations from say a 700MHz machine to a 2GHz one.  (Or maybe not,
it depends on the tree, network, etc.)


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