LFS Directions

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Feb 1 15:00:57 PST 2010


Greg Schafer wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 23:00:41 +0100, Mark Rosenstand wrote:
> 
>> Much more clever would be to mention MAKEFLAGS in the intro somewhere,
>> and add -j1 as needed for the packages that don't support parallel make.
> 
> Exactly as currently done in DIY Linux.
> 
>> This is what I do in my build scripts, and out of >1300 source packages,
>> I've only had to enforce -j1 for 15 or so.
> 
> The hidden gotcha is installation. Setting MAKEFLAGS globally like this 
> also affects `make install' and this can really screw you if you're not 
> careful i.e. files that should have been installed were not.

Hi Greg,

What's your recommendation then? Pass '-j1' on the command line for all 
'make install' invocations?  Do you have an idea how common such install 
issues are?

Regards,

Matt.



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