Subject: Re: pkgsrc on SMP machines
To: Lars Nordlund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 21:23:26
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 07:45:10PM +0100, Lars Nordlund wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 05:24:14 +0100 (CET)
> Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
> > It will also tie up things that wait on dependencies, i.e. if you build N 
> > apps that want qt, they'll all wait for the qt build. And all the KDExxxx
> > packages waiting for kdebase.
> Waiting for dependancies is something you want to do, if you want your
> builds to succeed.
> > And I guess there are many more nightmares involved in this, given the 
> > complexity of the dependency tree[1].
> There is no complexity with the dependency tree. Just generate a
> Makefile and let make(1) do the job scheduling. Patch for this has been
> posted to the list multiple times. I have also used it to schedule
> builds over multiple machines using pkgsrc/devel/clusterit.

I'd really, REALLY like to see this integrated.
Then I could cluster several U5 to do the sparc bulk package builds
(or use multi-CPU x86 with simh to build for vax :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference