[Slackbuilds-users] Updates - 20170729.1

Matteo Bernardini matteo.bernardini at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 16:28:22 UTC 2017

2017-07-29 15:34 GMT+02:00 Alexander Verbovetsky <alik at ejik.org>:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2017, at 16:09, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:
>> >> academic/reduce-algebra: Force a single make job.
>> >
>> > May I ask why this is needed?
>> In some environment where it has multi cores, using parallel job may
>> lead to race condition and build failure.
> Is there a way to catch such failure? I always build reduce-algebra on 8
> cores without problems.

Hi Alexander,

I added that because I tried on a full clean installation with a lot
of different MAKEFLAGS=-jn options, with n ranging from 2 to 32 and
the build crashed twice, in a way not even reproducible.
so I opted for the single make job that should be safe for everyone.
if you prefer, you can also remove it forcing the single job but I
suggest you to put in the README something like: "be aware that the
build may crash unexpectedly if using multiple make jobs".


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