[distcc] distcc-xfree-gentoo problems

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Fri Jun 27 05:10:24 GMT 2003

On 27 Jun 2003, Brad Cowan <bcowan at gentoo.org> wrote:

> The xfree build on Gentoo uses a function called get_number_of_jobs that
> sets the -j value to the number of local cpu's +1. You could comment
> that out of the ebuild, but it's there because building xfree in
> parallel sometimes causes random breakage.

> Also as Martin mentioned the makefiles for xfree would need some
> patching of which would probably take a VERY considerable time
> investment.

I'd still like to encourage people to try working on it though.
Although getting all the problems out might take a while, by just
trying to build and fixing whatever problems crop up you can make
incremental improvemnets and usefully contribute both to the upstream
tree and to Gentoo.


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