[distcc] Compiling distcc 3.0 under Cygwin/WinXP

Perez, Aaron P. Aaron.Perez at hospira.com
Fri Jun 27 23:07:29 GMT 2008

Thanks! It compiles now. My default Cygwin install (department
specified) didn't have Python so './configure' found _a_ Python install
and was trying to use that.


'make check' seems to have worked, though there were some a couple of
failed cases.

'make install' errored with 'make: *** [install-include-server] Error 1'


Is the 'make install' error a show stopper?





From: Fergus Henderson [mailto:fergus at google.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 3:36 PM
To: Perez, Aaron P.
Cc: distcc at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [distcc] Compiling distcc 3.0 under Cygwin/WinXP
Importance: Low


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Perez, Aaron P.
<Aaron.Perez at hospira.com> wrote:

	Has anyone successfully compiled distcc under Cygwin on Windows?


Craig Silverstein compiled distcc under Cygwin at about revision 282 in
the current SVN repository.  He reported that "make check" passed.

I suspect that he may have been using a different build of Python than
If you have both Windows and Cygwin versions of Python, make sure that
the Cygwin Python is first in your PATH.

	2. make compiles source and generates distcc.exe, distccd.exe,
distccmon-test.exe, lsdistcc.exe. It also creates the ./_include_server
structure with various Python files but then dies on cl : Command line
error D2004 : '/W' requires an argument

The problem that you describe below is occurring when compiling the
include server (a new component in distcc - that's why it doesn't occur
for 2.18.3 - but present at revision 282).
When building distcc on Cygwin, we should be using gcc for all
compilation, not "cl" (the Microsoft C compiler).
But in your case, Python's "distutils" (invoked by
include_server/setup.py) is invoking "cl" rather than "gcc".

I think the best fix is to use a version of Python that was built with
gcc, e.g. I would expect that the Cygwin Python should work.

(You might also be able to hack something up by just overriding the
options in CFLAGS that "cl" doesn't understand, e.g. by running "make
CFLAGS= WERROR_CFLAGS= include_server".
But there might be other problems in that case... I don't really
recommend it.)

Fergus Henderson <fergus at google.com> 

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