Subject: Re: pkgsrc on SMP machines
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 00:08:38
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 11:43:15PM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> I asked #gentoo about it.  They told me most packages are thread-safe.  

From personal experience with subtile breakage of makefiles, I strongly
disagree. Most packages are not j-save. The real problem is that
failures are not often enough not even visible -- showing up in
mysterious problems. They are also normally not reproducable. Both are
parameters I'd like to avoid having to deal with.