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[Gentoo] Fixing parallel make

I’ve been trying to fix the Makefile for Gabedit, a computational chemistry GUI, for a few days. It was completely broken for parallel builds (make -j#). Finally I came across an excellent post by GNU make maintainer Paul D. Smith that allowed me to fix the problems. The key was a make-defined variable called MAKECMDGOALS, which is defined to whatever targets were set on the command line.


Written by Donnie Berkholz

February 13, 2006 at 9:58 pm

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