[arch-general] Default value of "j" in makeflags of makepkg.conf

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 31 13:39:03 EST 2013

Am 31.12.2013 07:51, schrieb Sébastien Leblanc:
> I would advise against doing that, considering that there are at least a
> handful of packages (can't name them) that have broken or otherwise
> malfunctioning Makefiles when run in parallel. The package maintainers
> _should_ be aware of those issues, and would accordingly add
> 'options="!makeflags"' to their PKGBUILD, but not everyone has a multiple
> core computer,

Really? Who?

> nor did everyone test the functionality (there could be
> cases where -j4 runs fine, but -j8 crashes, or other weird race conditions).

You are suggesting not changing to a sane default because some packages
(especially in the AUR) have crappy maintainers. That's hardly a reason
for anything.

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