Subject: Re: pkgsrc dependency question
To: Brian A. Seklecki - Stargate Industries, LLC - NOC <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/02/2000 04:58:42
On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Brian A. Seklecki - Stargate Industries, LLC - NOC wrote:
> Does pkgsrc use any sort of lockfile mechanism to indicate that's
> currently being built?  I imagine there is, to prevent recursive
> dependencies from causing a loop.  In my example, I have an older slower
> machine, and I want to start building two "meta"  packages at once before
> I head out, but I imagine they share some basic dependencies (libraries -
> I imagine GMOME will get involved).  In theory, they could both attempt to
> build the same package dependency at once, causing problems, correct?

Correct, no locking is performed.
You won't gain speed by two concurrent compilers on slow machines anyways.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>