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Re: Restart Building a Package

On Tue, 26 Jul 2016, Satya Prakash Prasad wrote:
> Is there a way that I can terminate an ongoing package creation process and
> then restart the same on a suitable time?

In general, no.  *Some* packages (typically very simple ones) will
tolerate this well, while others won't and will have to restart the
build from scratch.  gcc is a very complex package, it is likely it will
have to redo a lot (all?) of the build work.

May I suggest you *suspend* that build, instead?  SIGSTOP can stop
running processes (undo it using SIGCONT)...  if you're lucky, Typing ^Z
in the window with the build is enough (continue with the "fg" command).
Don't close that window, the stopped processes belong to that shell

"pstree" and "kill -s STOP" (undo with "kill -s CONT") can help you if
^Z doesn't work.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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