Subject: Re: pkgsrc, bmake, Linux and Ctrl+C
To: Michal Pasternak <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/14/2004 14:46:38
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> Martti Kuparinen [Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:55:42AM +0200]:
> > 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...
> Same on FreeBSD-STABLE, I was also planning to put up such issue.

same in IRIX 5.3 when I use bash (1.X) as the shell for bmake.
I think with IRIX's /bin/sh (which has lots of other problems) this
does not happen.

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