Subject: pkgsrc, bmake, Linux and Ctrl+C
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/14/2004 09:55:42

Has anyone looked at bmake's internal and tried to understand why Ctrl+C
sometimes does not work properly?

What am I talking about? In Linux, go to some package which has lots of
dependecies (e.g. meta-pkgs/xfce4), run bmake and try to interrupt the
process by pressing ^C. Now type "ps axw" and see how some (sub?)makes
are still running, ftp is fetching files, etc. It can be very hard to
kill all those subtasks...