[distcc] "failed to exec: No such file or directory" error

Fergus Henderson fergus at google.com
Mon Sep 3 12:05:45 MDT 2012

Do you have PATH set appropriately before distccd is started? Is i686...gcc
in that PATH?
On Sep 3, 2012 4:18 PM, "Dainius (GreatEmerald)" <pastas4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to get distcc working using a cross-compilation toolchain,
> but I keep hitting this error. I have no clue why that is, too.
> The situation is like this: I have a host machine, openSUSE x86_64,
> and a target machine, Gentoo i686. I set everything up according to
> the Gentoo documentation, and used crostool-ng to make a
> cross-compilation toolchain on the host machine. Both connect fine,
> but when the target sends the files to the host, I get this error (on
> the host):
>   (dcc_execvp) ERROR: failed to exec i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc: No such
> file or directory
> However, there surely is such a file. I can execute it from the
> terminal just fine. I looked over the distccd documentation, and
> thought that this problem may arise from the fact that it's skipping a
> directory it believes to be a masquerade one (as the
> i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc file is indeed a link, because crosstool-ng by
> default creates the binaries with the i586-pc-linux-gnu- prefix, and
> not i686-pc-linux-gnu- that the target sends). But setting
> DISTCCD_PATH to include the directory didn't help at all, it still
> gives me the exact same error.
> Another idea I had is that perhaps there was something I didn't do to
> get the cross-compilation toolchain working correctly. I just compiled
> it and added the path (in my case
> /home/dainius/cross/i586-pc-linux-gnu/bin) to the DISTCCD_PATH. But
> then I wouldn't know what it is...
> So, what could I be missing here?
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