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Re: Testing parallel builds

On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 02:49:46PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 08:21:22AM -0400, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> > On Monday 08 October 2007 07:50:58 am Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > >
> > > in the latter case, is there any conventional way to parse
> > > DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS? last time i read about it there were a couple of ways
> > > both having dark sides... ah.. BTW google is not able to provide me any
> > > documentation of DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. where is it documented?
> > 
> > It's documented in Debian policy, but parallel hasn't been added there yet.  I 
> > think the new dpkg-buildpackage -j<n> passes 
> > DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="parallel=<n>".
> yes, it is in section 10.1. i was hoping some more documentation/use
> was available. for instance, how one is supposed to set this variable? i
> now know dpkg-buildpackage -jX sets it. what about other switches?

It is an environment variable. I think we can expect from linux
developers and adminstrators to know what that means and how to use it.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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