Subject: pkg/31013: bmake won't stop on CTRl-C
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 08/19/2005 05:09:00
>Number:         31013
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       bmake won't stop on CTRL-C
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Aug 19 05:09:00 +0000 2005
>Release:        Linux
Machine: i386
bmake in pkgsrc won't stop tasks when you press CTRL-C.
Maybe the shell prompt will come back.
But its sub-jobs continue to run and have to be killed manually with

I have noticed this several times on Linux.
And I was reminded about this when reading:
> Maybe this is not a bug, but if you type 'bmake' at the top of the pkgsrc
> tree, it causes the build to run in a manner which you can't terminate so
> easily. Even if you send a Ctrl-C, it will carry on, because it has fired
> off multiple bmakes. Highly annoying.

As for me I never did this at /usr/pkgsrc, but my problem is in
just a normal category/package directory.