[distcc] distcc survey

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat May 8 17:55:27 GMT 2004

Derek Piper wrote:
> It's very nice to be able to yoke some of the power of my windows games
> machine for compilation tasks. I will probably put together my notes from
> the various sources I found on the simplest way to set up a cygwin cross
> compiler. That's a useful feature of distcc the other clustering platforms
> don't offer, and many people are like me I expect, with a few (possibly
> underpowered) Linux machines and some Windows machines with CPU to burn.

Already done!  See http://kegel.com/crosstool/crosstool-0.28-pre12.tar.gz
It builds a gcc/glibc toolchain of just about any combination of processor,
gcc version, and glibc version, and includes a script to set up distcc as a service
on cygwin.

(The one gotcha is that the latest cygwin has a
bug which causes it to fail building glibc; the workaround is to unpack
the latest snapshot cygwin1.dll from http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
and then (when not running any cygwin processes) dropping the
uncompressed cygwin1.dll into your cygwin's bin directory.)
- Dan

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