Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax 1.6 pkgsrc perl build?
To: Brian Chase <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/03/2002 22:53:06
	Does an 'unlimit' before building change the behaviour?

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Brian Chase wrote:

> So... I looked more carefully through the installman script.  By
> default, it batches up the pod2man translations of the perl man pages
> into groups of 40.  Each lot of 40 takes quite a long time to process.
> Not being able to come up with any sensible reason for the failure, I
> guessed that may it had something to do with the length of time it took
> to process the batches of man pages, or maybe it had to do with the
> number of files involved?  I decided to tweak the batch size, dropping
> it to processing 5 files with each iteration of pod2man translations.
> Rerunning the `make install' following this change resulted in the
> install successfully reaching completion.
> That's a bit spooky.

		David/absolute          -- No hype required --