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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: distcc amd64 32bit chroot Reply with quote

The main topic of this post is to point out a semi obvious way to use an amd64 system to run distcc to help with the compile work of an x86 system.
On a side node, I found that DISTCC_VERBOSE=0 in make.conf allows at least one package to compile (sys-devel/binutils-2.16.1-r3) that didn't before, consistent with .
Second, while I saw , I actually didn't get it to work. (I didn't spend a great deal of time at it, so those directions may in fact be fine.) Of course, the idea in that link might be the kind of thing someone wants to do with the ebuild when it emerges on an amd64 system later.

As an alternative to the previous method you can use a 32 bit chroot which many amd64 users likely already have setup. Basically just install and configure distcc, but Don't do something like run /etc/init.d/distcc start. At least when I did that in the chroot it restarted my machine. At any rate, you can easily take the bits from /etc/init.d/distcc and /etc/conf.d/distcc and make something like the following to run distcc in the chroot rather than the main system where it would not be useful to make x86 code, without something like in the other link.


# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/sys-devel/distcc/files/2.18/ini                                        t,v 1.1 2004/10/12 17:21:43 lisa Exp $
DISTCCD_OPTS="${DISTCCD_OPTS} --log-level critical"
echo "Starting distccd"
chown distcc `dirname ${DISTCCD_PIDFILE}` &>/dev/null
PATH="$(gcc-config --get-bin-path):${PATH}" \
/sbin/start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --startas ${DISTCCD_EXEC}                                         \
--pidfile ${DISTCCD_PIDFILE} -- \
--pid-file ${DISTCCD_PIDFILE} -N ${DISTCCD_NICE} --user distcc \

Again, this worked for me, although I haven't managed to get everything compiled with distcc I need on the pentium 2 system that needs it, I have gotten a great deal, and i presume the few other compiling issues I haven't figured out yet, are some other problem. If i'm really lucky the one thing I noted at the top that I changed will take care of them. [It is working now.]

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