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

Øyvind Heggstad mrelendig at har-ikkje.net
Fri Jan 3 09:03:01 EST 2014

On Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:39:03 +0100
Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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.

Your defenition of sane default might not match someone elses.

Many people prefer their box to not slow to a crawl just because they
started makepkg :)

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