Subject: Re: multi computer build
To: John Maier <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/10/2001 18:43:15
for pkgsrc at least, someone pointed out to me that freebsd has some
scripts for a parallel build of their ports tree.  I plan on looking into
it, but haven't had a chance yet.  Its in their cvs, ports/tools/ I think.


On Thu, 10 May 2001, John Maier wrote:

> This may be a little off topic for this group, but is there way use several
> machines to build (make) a project?
> This would be really nice in cases of slower machines,  where a person has
> several at their disposal and could (in theory) decrease the time to build by
> 1/nth the time of a single machine.
> I have tried this in the past as the other machine get into a race condition on
> the same file(s) and both machines bomb out on the build.
> One place this would be nice would be in kernel builds.
> I DO realize that I could just cross compile, but that's just not as fun as
> building in a vintage uVAX II over serveral days and the other is just sitting
> idle.
> Just wondering...
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