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Re: guix package build: can distcc be used?

From: Vagrant Cascadian
Subject: Re: guix package build: can distcc be used?
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 10:48:29 -0800

On 2023-01-06, zimoun wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Dec 2022 at 18:21, Adam Faiz <> wrote:
>> It's unknown whether implementing usage of distcc and enabling it in 
>> `guix build` will affect bit-for-bit reproducibility of packages.
> The question is how isolated the distributed computational environments
> are.
>> The distcc feature request and adding distcc to guix's dependency 
>> closure and should be discussed further on guix-devel before implementing.
> Personally, I am missing what distcc brings compared to the current
> Guix offload mechanism.  Could you (distcc user) elaborate?

I believe distcc would allow sending the workload of individual parts of
a single package to multiple machines, so a bit finer grained than guix
offload, which can only send a single package (or more accurately,
derivation?) to each of the offloading machines, if I understand

live well,

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