Subject: Re: Speeding up package make
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/13/2000 10:40:15
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, David Brownlee wrote:

:         One thing that does confuse me - why do we have:
: 	We could save an extra (expensive) make invocation per fetch
: 	in the latter case.

In many cases, this is true.  I made note about this around June on this
list with my `pkgsrc improvement proposals', but didn't get enough time to
complete the modifications.

You do have to be quite careful about dependency ordering, and there are
places where variables are changed at runtime but checked by .if constructs
(these have to be replaced by inline shellcode instead).

-- Todd Vierling (