[Fedora-packaging] Re: smp_flags considered dangerous?

Joe Orton jorton at redhat.com
Tue Jul 3 20:33:04 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 06:07:55PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Unless upstream never advertized a parallel make feature (which one
> really does?) and upstream cares more about fixing real code bugs than
> spurious Makefile racings on an 8-way system.

Sometimes these discussions astound me.  "Hey, broken Makefiles exist!  
Let's stop using smp_mflags everywhere."  Can common sense not apply 

If the Makefile is trivially broken, fix it, send patches upstream, move 
on.  If the Makefile is broken in some overwhelmingly complex manner, 
ignore it, file bug upstream, document the fact in %build, move on.


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