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Thu, 22 Dec 2005
Why use ccontrol..
is great! Here are some reasons why (in dot points, 'coz everything is better in dot points!):
It's very easy to setup. It even does auto probing of your network to find distcc hosts.
You can use it to compile any package without the need to screw around with Makefiles etc. Just type
everywhere you want to compile
It's been tuned it so that interactive performance on your local machine is not compromised during compiles.
I used crosstool to install the 64 POWERPC GCC cross compiler on my x86 laptop. I didn't need to do anything special to get it to work under ccontrol, just downloaded crosstool and build as usual.
I can now build 64bit POWER Linux kernel on my laptop without playing with Makefiles or even having to specify any parameters to make (even ARCH=). This also uses distcc as you'd want. ccontrol works out what you want based on the directory name.