If you find yourself with a distcc setup, you might be wondering how to set it up in Builder. Let us assume you’ve setup a distccd on a Fedora 23 server doing something like the following.
# dnf install distcc-server # echo 'OPTIONS="--jobs 24 --allow 192.168.122.0/24"' >> /etc/sysconfig/distccd # systemctl enable distccd.service # service distccd start
Now open your project in Builder and go to the configuration perspective.
Duplicate the configuration and add the CC and DISTCC_HOSTS environment variables like below. I like using -std=gnu11, but you need not do the same.
Keep in mind, that distcc is not magic pixie dust. It isn’t always faster than compiling locally.
Now that we have a basic distcc setup, lets extend it to use ccache to cache compilation results that are exactly the same as previous builds. First make sure you have ccache installed.
# dnf install ccache
Next tweak the environment variables to use ccache gcc as our CC, and instruct ccache to use distcc by setting the CCACHE_PREFIX environment variable to "distcc".