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

Martin S. Weber Ephaeton at gmx.net
Fri Jan 3 10:03:47 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 03:23:24PM +0100, Thomas B?chler wrote:
> Am 03.01.2014 15:21, schrieb Martti K?hne:
> > You can't expect every upstream to fix their autohell to conform to
> > our expectations here.
> So, we keep repeating ourselves.
> There is the !makeflags option for PKGBUILDs to work around this problem
> (which you would know if you read the thread). If a package is broken
> with -j, this option helps.

netbsd / pkgsrc did switch to a more concurrent default for $MAKE_JOBS.

MAKE_JOBS_SAFE=no is a way to turn it off.

In current 'stable' pkgsrc, 590 / 11862 packages have it set (to no,
i.e., not parallel build safe).

Each predates someone running into the pkg not building for them while
it built for others.

You wanna find those inexplicably not building on some machines manually,

Have fun.

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