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

Martin S. Weber Ephaeton at gmx.net
Fri Jan 3 13:23:32 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 07:06:31PM +0100, Timoth?e Ravier wrote:
> On 03/01/2014 17:46, Martin S. Weber wrote:
> (...)
> > (...)
> > Read e.g. this message from the author of SQLite and fossil about packager's
> > need/want for splitting dynamic libs from projects using said dynamic libs
> > (sqlite in that instance):
> > 
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/fossil-users@lists.fossil-scm.org/msg14153.html
> I'm not sure this issue is related to the current discussion, as he is
> upset with distributions packaging old software with new one, something
> never done in Arch as far as I know:
> > I hate having to add silly work-arounds in the code to accommodate
> > distributions trying to use an older SQLite with a newer Fossil.

yes, it's a diff issue, but shows how upstream & packagers have a diff
angle of view onto the subject. 

> > IMHO you're just about to open a can of worms that only you yourself will
> > want to swallow, for a) the greater good of squishing bugs and b) no change
> > in the big picture.
> There is nothing to "swallow" here as there already is an option to
> bypass parallel build. I'm not opening anything either as I'm just not
> against the proposed change. It looks like a convenience change, which
> does not really have arguments against it as it's just a default setting.

hmm. As I said, I brought up my part, may the powers that be act wisely.


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