distcc and incompatible with FreeBSD ports structure?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Sep 26 04:54:01 PDT 2003

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 05:07:43AM -0600, Patrick C wrote:
> Well, not necessarily distcc, but the command "make -j4" doesn't work in the 
> ports tree (obviously), meaning distcc is useless for ports (please, prove me 
> wrong!) On two seperate systems (-STABLE and one which has just undergone a 
> fresh install of 4.8) "make -j4" seems to break installing ports.
> # make -j4 fetch extract build install distclean
> cd: can't cd to /usr/ports/finance/gnucash/work/gnucash-1.8.7
> *** Error code 2
> ...in any random port tree I've tried. 
> Has anyone been able to get distcc working with the ports tree? Are there any 
> switches for distcc or make that I'm missing in the manpages?

AFAIK most software in the ports collection does not support
concurrent builds.

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