nALFS & make -j

Billy O'Connor billyoc at
Thu Jan 15 20:32:45 PST 2004

"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at> writes:

> Ryan.Oliver at wrote:
>> You can't blame the codebase, only make and the packages build
>> framework.
> That's what I was trying to say in my over-wordly way :-)
> Also, when a "make -j" blows up, it's frequently difficult to tell
> where the problem really occurred because one or more of the make
> child jobs will continue running and producing successful
> results. When it finally dies the actual error could be long gone off
> the screen; in nALFS, that could mean a lot of back-scrolling to
> figure out what happened. Certainly someone who wants to play with
> parallel makes should know enough to be able to deal with this, but
> it's another reason not to put into the official profile.

make -j || make -j || make -j || make -j && make install.


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