The things I find myself doing today.

Building debian-installer for m68k

...which requires localechooser

...which build-depends on python-lxml (amongst other things)

...which is uninstallable

...which contains some pythonesque source files that are converted into 6.7M C files (by something called "Cython")

...which is then compiled against python2.6. That takes somewhere between half an hour and one hour on this ARAnyM emulated box (I haven't timed, actually).

...a step which is then repeated for python2.7, and possibly more (I haven't gotten that far yet).

...and this file is located in a directory with dozens more of those pythonesque source files

Looks like this is going to take a while. I should probably look into getting distcc set up.