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

Martti Kühne mysatyre at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 09:21:15 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 03.01.2014 15:03, schrieb Øyvind Heggstad:
>>> 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 :)
> Again, we're not changing to a sane default because some people are
> unable to use their machines properly?

Actually, debugging a build that breaks because the build system can't
handle -j is really a giant WTF point. I once was there, and after
hours into code and logs I found that -j was the issue. Please do not
introduce it. Thanks.

You can't expect every upstream to fix their autohell to conform to
our expectations here.


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