[distcc] Cross-Compiling

vpuzzella at gmmsolutions.com vpuzzella at gmmsolutions.com
Fri Nov 12 18:12:53 GMT 2004

Hi all.

I am new to distcc and am seeking a bit of advise.  First off, some background:

I just "inherited" the duty of overseeing the build system for a fairly large
project.  The project's native C components target the following architechtures-OSs:

ISeries-OS400 (yes, I know)

Our compile farm consists of one machine for each target.

Currently, the build system is, IMHO, pretty old-school and inefficient. 
Basically, all the source code is pushed from the master build machine (SCP or
FTP) to the targets where it is natively compiled, linked, packaged and returned
to the master build machine.  My ultimate goal is to set up gcc cross-compilers
on all the machines in the farm and use distcc to distribute the compilation.

I was just wondering if anyone out there can shed a little light on any
problems, pit-falls and "gotchas" I will encounter if and when I decide to go
through with this.  Alternatively, I can take the "If it ain't broke, don't fix
it" approach.

Any experiences and resources would be greatly appreciated.


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