[distcc] compiling with distcc on x86_64 from within a 32-bit chroot?

Audio Phile da_audiophile at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 26 05:06:48 MDT 2011

I think I have this solved.  I wrote up the steps on the Arch Wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Distcc#Cross_Compiling_with_Distcc_in_a_Chroot

In a nut shell, the strategy is to have two instances of distccd running (on different ports). One runs in the native x86_64 environment and the other in the x86 chroot.

Is there a more elegant solution involving only one instance of distccd?

--- On Sat, 6/25/11, Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:

> From: Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net>
> Subject: Re: [distcc] compiling with distcc on x86_64 from within a 32-bit chroot?
> To: "Audio Phile" <da_audiophile at yahoo.com>
> Cc: distcc at lists.samba.org
> Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 8:31 AM
> On 25 June 2011 05:22, Audio Phile
> <da_audiophile at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > Is this possible?  I have two x86_64 boxes both of
> which have 32-bit chroots for compiling.  I'm trying to get
> distcc to work INSIDE the chroots such that they can share
> processors.  I'm failing :)
> >
> > Basically, work doesn't get distributed outside of the
> chroot.  Has anyone done this and what was the trick?
> That should work fine.  You need to make sure it's the
> compiler inside
> the chroot that actually runs, for which there are at least
> two
> possibilites:
> 1- run distccd inside the chroot
> 2- if you need/want to run it outside, make sure that its
> path finds a
> shell script that runs 'exec schroot -c natty_32 gcc "$@"'
> (adjust to
> fit) to enter the chroot
> m

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