[distcc] detecting architecture of DISTCC HOSTS ?

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Feb 20 00:51:23 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-02-19 at 02:06 +0000, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> Hi,
> distcc rocks!
> I use it to distribute compiles on my home network (2 linux machines,
> and a Mac Mini), for a custom mini-distribution builder. Currently,
> this builder is only uses distcc for invoking cross-compilers
> (TARGET-gcc), since the normal "gcc" may invoke the wrong compiler on
> the Mac.
> I would like to extend my builder to support distcc for non-cross
> builds too.  It would be easiest to do this if there were a command
>    distcc-info gcc 
> that would print out the remote results
>   gcc -dumpmachine
>   gcc --version
> in a format somewhat like
>   hostname:platform:version
> then I could easily alter the DISTCC_HOSTS settings to guarantee that
> I don't mismatch GCC versions and architectures.

There is not anything like that at the moment, but you could add it
fairly easily, probably without modifying the server code.  It'd be a
worthy addition.


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