Should the Slackware package set these links up during the install?
From the distcc
For instance, you could create the directory named /usr/lib/distcc/bin
and populate it with links.
# mkdir /usr/lib/distcc/bin
# cd /usr/lib/distcc/bin
# ln -s ../../../bin/distcc gcc
# ln -s ../../../bin/distcc cc
# ln -s ../../../bin/distcc g++
# ln -s ../../../bin/distcc c++
Do this for all compiler names that you use.
Then, to use distcc, a user just needs to put the directory
/usr/lib/distcc/bin early in the PATH and distcc will handle the rest.
I tried distcc for the first time, going both ways on a Debian Squeeze machine and a Slackware 13.1 machine.
The links were already made by Debian, but I couldn't find them on the machine Slack was installed. No big deal; I made suitable links. Thought Pat or the powers-that-be might want to consider adding the link creation to the install script.
I checked where I have 13.37 installed and didn't see them either. I haven't seen what -current is up to. (I wanted to cover all my bases before I posted.)
When I used distcc a few days ago, I would precede the make command with PATH=/usr/lib/distcc/bin:$PATH
I don't want to "permanently" change the path when distcc is something I don't anticipate on using regularly.