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authorJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-12-07 14:35:38 -0500
committerJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-12-07 14:35:38 -0500
commitc193b7371fed2f042430f56ec981abf5ff6c0caf (patch)
tree269fbed908660579129594f91b3442e97effdc03 /debhelper.pod
parentf0a8af661d4d74979197ae2b9e61547b947ba555 (diff)
changelog and doc rewording
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@@ -219,21 +219,20 @@ directory path that is the same as the source directory path.
=item B<--parallel>
-Enable support for parallel builds if underlying build system provides this
-feature. The number of parallel processes is controlled by the
+Enable parallel builds if underlying build system supports them.
+The number of parallel jobs is controlled by the
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable (L<Debian Policy, section 4.9.1>) at
-build time. It might also be subject to the build system specific limit.
+build time. It might also be subject to a build system specific limit.
If this option is not specified, debhelper currently defaults to not
-supporting parallel package builds.
+allowing parallel package builds.
=item B<--max-parallel>I<=maximum>
-This option implies L<--parallel> and allows to further limit the number of
+This option implies L<--parallel> and allows further limiting the number of
jobs that can be used in a parallel build. If the package build is known to
only work with certain levels of concurrency, you can set this to the maximum
-level that is known to work, or that you wish to support. If set to 1, parallel
-builds will be effectively forbidden.
+level that is known to work, or that you wish to support.
=item B<--list>, B<-l>