pkgsrc bulk build profile

Robert Luciani rluciani at
Sun Feb 22 22:38:35 PST 2009

> This machine has 4 2.4G cpus, but I think this is the same time I'd get on
> single-CPU pkgbox under good circumstances.  My handwaving guess is that
> either the pbulk process combined with the BGL is I/O bound, not CPU
> bound.

I was under the impression that all build scripts were simply single-threaded.
Including the following in mk.conf should help a bit:
Last time I uncommented it in my setup though, it made many packages break
during compilation.

These are good too so that people don't need to recompile to get helpful
debugging info.

Robert Luciani
Chalmers University of Technology, SWE
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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