[paludis-user] MAKEOPTS too high?

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 25 14:30:10 UTC 2008

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:23:11 +0100
David Watzke <david at watzke.cz> wrote:
> 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

No, MAKEOPTS shouldn't be changed at all. Unfortunately, leaving users
to suffer for their own mistakes just results in far too much time
wasted on duff bug reports.

If you *really* want, use --jobs instead of -j. It won't be filtered.

Ciaran McCreesh
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