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Re: Broken gmake in pkgsrc-2016Q2

On Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:03:39 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger <>

> does anyone else see semi-regular hangs during builds with recent
> gmake versions? Both on NetBSD 7.0 i386 and amd64, my bulk builds keep
> hanging because gmake doesn't seem to reap its zombie children and
> continue with the build...

I have not experienced this myself, but while coaching a friend through
an update to pkgsrc-2016Q2 on a amd64-7.0_STABLE system, he experienced
just such a hang while building "misc/libreoffice4" (via
pkg_rolling-replace) but apparently not other packages which may have
used 'gmake'.

His ${MAKE_JOBS} was set to "hw.ncpu + 1" (3 in his case).  Our workaround
was to comment out the MAKE_JOBS setting in his "/etc/mk.conf" file,
defaulting to 1, after which building "misc/libreoffice4" succeeded.

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