Subject: Re: pkgsrc on SMP machines
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 10:21:31
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 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.

Can you give some examples?
At least -jX works fine to build NetBSD, so not much of an optioon to 
avoid that. :)

  - Hubert