[distcc] win32 cygwin compilation for linux

Daniel Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Aug 12 01:04:32 GMT 2004

Andrew Sasak wrote:
> I am new to installing and maintaining Linux. I am going to tinker with an
> old 200 MHz Pentium and plan to install gentoo on it. I see that distcc
> works with cygwin. Is it possible, stable, and wise to use distcc on cygwin
> on a windows machine to help compile packages for my Linux machine. I tried
> searching this newsgroup and it seems possible because I read about an
> effort build a standalone discc system for windows. Is there anywhere that I
> can read about how to set up what I want to do?

You can, but you'd probably be better off running a live Linux distro
on the windows box.

If you insist on building Linux kernels remotely
on cygwin using distcc, then check out the latest development
snapshot of http://kegel.com/crosstool, it tries to make it easy.
- Dan

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