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Old 11-11-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy distcc


i've been trying to get distcc going on my 2 PC lan. after reading the man pages, i run "distccd --daemon --allow" on the box i plan to connect to (running slackware 10.2 w/ 2.6.13 kernel)
and i receive the following error: distccd[17696] (dcc_preferred_user) Warning: no such user as "distcc"

ps aux | grep distcc reveals that distccd is indeed running, though netstat -a | grep distccd comes up blank. i've google'd the error message and checked around on the forums here on LQ and haven't really found anything conclusive. has anyone experienced this problem before, or am i just overlooking something totally obvious?


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Old 11-12-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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I've never used distcc, but no such user as "distcc" seems to indicate that you need to define a user called "distcc". Either you define one, or you change the "dcc_preferred_user" (I guess it's in the config file) to a user that exists on that system.
Pure guessing, though ;-)
Old 11-12-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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thanks for the response uselpa.

can't seem to find any kind of configuration file for distcc(d).
since reading your reply, i've tried running distccd --daemon --user <regular user> --allow
without receiving any error messages, though netstat still doesn't show it running. i've read the documentation a few times and everything does seem to be in order, not really sure what i'm doing wrong here.
anywho, if anyone else has any suggestions i'd love to hear them. thanks!
Old 11-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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Give the Gentoo docs and wiki a try. I think Gentoo users tend to use distcc a little more than Slackware users ;-)
Old 11-12-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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On my system this works.

On the box thats helping enter < distccd --daemon --allow >
the is the address of the unit I work at.

On the unit I work at enter < distccd --daemon -allow >
the is the address of the helper unit.

then still on the unit I work from enter < export DISTCC_HOSTS='localhost' >

Thats it, other than the compile its'self which to get the boost, use something like
< make bzImage MAKE="make -j8 CC=distcc" >

Hope it works for you too.

Last edited by guzzi; 11-12-2006 at 12:02 PM.
Old 11-17-2006, 10:45 PM   #6
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execute the following on each machine:

$ distccd --daemon --allow --user nobody

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Old 11-18-2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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As a note, the --user option is only used when distccd is run as root,
I don't see the advantage of running it as root for my part...


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