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authorJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-11-23 13:54:31 -0500
committerJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-11-23 13:54:31 -0500
commit23ffaf8d5b6ac116b3f489c30fb57d32b1ca9c0f (patch)
tree6fe7223ec59c7482c302d872f2459dfc03657e8e /debhelper.pod
parenta6d3e307da558f6bf455a0d21e1cb9ec1b4fef03 (diff)
Parallel building support is no longer enabled by default. It can still be enabled by using the --max-parallel option. This was necessary because some buildds build with -j2 by default.
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@@ -219,14 +219,17 @@ directory path that is the same as the source directory path.
=item B<--max-parallel>I<=maximum>
-By default, the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable can be used to
-enable parallel building, when supported by the build system.
-
This option allows controlling how many parallel jobs can be used in a
-build. If set to 1, concurrent builds are disabled -- do this if
-the package build is known not to work in parallel. If the package build
-is known to only work with certian levels of concurrency, you can set this
-to the maximum level that is known to work, or that you wish to support.
+build, if parallel builds are enabled by the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment
+variable.
+
+If set to 1, parallel builds are disabled -- do this if the package build
+is known not to work in parallel. If the package build is known to only
+work with certian levels of concurrency, you can set this to the maximum
+level that is known to work, or that you wish to support.
+
+If this option is not specified, debhelper currently defaults to not
+supporting parallel package builds.
=item B<--list>, B<-l>