Firefox sensitive to -j4

thorsten fly_b747 at gmx.de
Fri Oct 10 11:38:30 PDT 2008


Dan Nicholson wrote:

> Here's the "trick" with firefox (and all the moz programs). The
> configure scripts need to run synchronously, but the build can all be
> done with parallel jobs. So, instead of just running `make -j4 -f
> client.mk build', run:
> 
> $ make -j1 -f client.mk configure
> $ make -j4 -f client.mk build
> 
> Then you only have to slow down a little to wait for the configure
> steps to complete (which is the same as any autotooled package,
> anyway).

another way is:

make -j1 -f client.mk build

using
mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-j5
in .mozconfig

thorsten



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