[distcc] distcc fails: still in backoff period

Daniel Klaffenbach danielklaffenbach at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 21:51:31 GMT 2009


I am new to distcc and I am trying to get it working on my Gentoo machine.

I set up distcc on my QuadCore machine and added it with distcc-config to my 
laptop. But for some reason all applications are being compiled locally (on my 

These are the messages I get:
distcc[4598] (dcc_scan_args) found object/output file 
distcc[4598] (dcc_scan_args) found input file
distcc[4598] compile from kwebview.cpp to kwebview.o
distcc[4598] (dcc_get_hostlist) not reading /var/tmp/portage/.distcc/hosts: No
such file or directory
distcc[4598] (dcc_parse_hosts_file) load hosts from /etc/distcc/hosts
distcc[4598] (dcc_parse_hosts) found tcp token "dk.home.local"
distcc[4598] (dcc_check_backoff) still in backoff period for dk.home.local
distcc[4598] (dcc_remove_disliked) remove dk.home.local from list
distcc[4598] (dcc_build_somewhere) Warning: failed to distribute, running
locally instead
distcc[4598] (dcc_lock_host) /var/tmp/portage/.distcc/lock/cpu_localhost_0 is

On the Server I set up --listen and --allow correctly. Does anybody have any 
idea what could be causing this?

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