packaging system (was: Re: GCC 3.3.2 kernel)

Brian Reichert reichert at
Thu Oct 30 15:24:21 PST 2003

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:01:22PM -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:
> Rambling along those lines:
> I'm tempted to suggest re-thinking the use of 'make' in port-building. 
> I suspect the actual strengths of make are being underused.  Isn't it
> a bit ironic that most port makefiles look like shell scripts while the
> job of *detecting stale dependencies* is done by a Ruby script?  :)

Not that this comment is much on topic (my impending comment, that
is), but:

I have forever been annoyed that you can't parallelize the make
process via the -j switch at all; not enough of the process is safe
that way...

> -Chris

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