[distcc] distcc-xfree-gentoo problems

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Sat Jun 28 05:47:12 GMT 2003

Thank you all for your clear and helpful responses. I do not
undertsand C and makefiles are a mystery to me. I won't be able to
contribute much to this effort :-(

I'm correct in saying that if we have a very slow machine to compile
for, we leave it out of its own DISTCC_HOSTS list? ie omit "localhost"
on a slow machine??


Man its bad enuf running a normal linux installfest with mandrake, it
gets to be a headache with trying to combine gentoo, distcc and the
disorganisation/anarchy of your typical LUG lol.

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003
14:58:09+1000 Martin Pool<mbp at samba.org> wrote:

> 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.)
> -- 
> Martin 


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