[paludis-user] MAKEOPTS too high?

David Watzke david at watzke.cz
Tue Nov 25 14:23:11 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 25 of November 2008 15:14:07 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> Thanks to boost.python being a huge pig with insane amounts of macro
> nonsense to make it work with ancient compilers, gcc needs something
> like 512MBytes per process when building the python bindings. The
> check in the Paludis ebuilds is there because I was getting sick of
> people wanting to know why their kernel OOMed.
> I'm not aware of any other packages using that check... Even other ones
> that probably should...

so MAKEOPTS should be changed only if it's being built with USE=python, 
then.... because I agree with David Pyke, this is quite annoying... I've got 
2GB RAM and if >1GB is used it sets MAKEOPTS to -j1... unnecessarily

David Watzke
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