[distcc] Request: Makefile Rule to Create Masquerade Directory

Daniel Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Aug 4 20:19:17 GMT 2004

ms419 at freezone.co.uk wrote:
> Could distcc installation include creating the masquerade directory, 
> please?
> I'm using the Debian distcc 2.16-1 package. The distcc documentation 
> recommends creating a masquerade directory in /usr/lib/distcc/bin. This 
> directory is pretty important; I'd like to count on it wherever distcc 
> is installed. Could the distcc Makefile please include a rule to create 
> this directory?
> The ccache install rule contains the following, to automatically create 
> a masquerade directory:
> <snip>
>         [ -d ${libdir}/ccache ] || mkdir -p ${libdir}/ccache
>         ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/cc
>         ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/gcc
>         ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/c++
>         ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/g++
>         set -e; for ver in 2.95 3.0 3.2 3.3; do \
>                 ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/gcc-$$ver; \
>                 ln -sf ../../bin/ccache ${libdir}/ccache/g++-$$ver; \
>         done
> </snip>
> I prepared a patch for the distcc Makefile, but the style of the 
> Makefile is very sophisticated. The style of my patch isn't harmonious.

I have my own patch for this, too, kind of, but it's not quite ready
for prime time yet.  I can give anyone interested the URL.
- Dan

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