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Re: parallel make fails

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: parallel make fails
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 05:11:06 -0400
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On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 07:25:27PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> I'm working on trying to use parallel makes to distribute building various
> packages across machines.
> Ncurses fails.
> Apparently a race condition in the dependencies for names.c.  It looks like
> after the cd into the various obj directory, more than one job looks back
> to try to find names.c, sees that it isn't there, and they all try to make
> it.  So of course, mulitple jobs create it, then all but one fails in
> trying to clean up (simply using -rm isn't sufficient, of course, because
> the intermidiate files may be in an indeterminate state prior to catting
> them together).
> Current fix will be to (cd ncurses ; make names.c) before I do a make -j.

or "make sources", first (names.c isn't the only generated source-file).

> I'll try to look at this soon, but I imagine Tom will solve it before I get
> a chance.  :->

I'll take a look (if it's a matter of adding some dependencies, I suppose it's

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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