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bug#1705: 23.0.60; parallel build failure: `mh-e' was not provided


From: Bill Wohler
Subject: bug#1705: 23.0.60; parallel build failure: `mh-e' was not provided
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:34:40 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I added to lisp/Makefile.in a series of dependencies that should fix
>> the case of MH-E compilation.  Please see if this fixes the problem
>> for you.  If you have more than 2 processors, it would make sense to
>> try "make -j N" with values of N larger than 2, to increase the
>> probability of such a clash.
>
> This won't solve it in general, because there are many circular
> dependencies among Elisp files.  Another approach is to just close the
> race condition: write the byte-compiled file to foo.elc.temp and then
> rename it atomically to foo.elc.

Thanks Eli and Stefan. My laptop isn't a multi-processor box (yet) so
I can't be of more assistance. All I can say is that with the last big
MH-E reorganization going into MH-E 8.0, we eliminated all circular
dependencies within MH-E. I can't speak for the packages we require,
however.

-- 
Bill Wohler <address@hidden>  http://www.newt.com/wohler/  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD







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