[Slackbuilds-users] JOBS variable support, and Slamd64 patches handling

Patrick J. Volkerding volkerdi at slackware.com
Sun Mar 23 12:02:33 EDT 2008

Carlos Corbacho wrote:
> On Sunday 23 March 2008 11:34:57 Aleksandar Samardzic wrote:
>> 1. As for JOBS variable support, the idea is to have variable defined
>> at the start of SlackBuild as follows:
>>   JOBS=${JOBS:1}
>> and then to change "make" invocation to:
>>   make -j ${JOBS}
>> with the intention to allow to users having multi-core machines to
>> speed-up compilation times significally. This is actually something
>> that I intended to suggest to adding to SlackBuild script template
>> long time ago, so - any opinions?
> Obviously, I'm in favour of this :). (In cases where this breaks things, I'd 
> like to see the maintainers put a note in the SlackBuild that this is the 
> case so that they don't get plagued by helpful souls trying to keep adding 
> multiple job support to a given SlackBuild, but that should only be for a 
> minority of cases).

If $JOBS support is added, I think 3 is a more reasonable default than 
1.  It's probably going to be slightly faster even on a single core box.

Take care,


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