Re: [OE-core] perl makefile race - any make experts who can help?

Khem Raj <raj.khem@...>

On Sat, Jun 4, 2022 at 6:23 AM Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@...> wrote:
On Sat, 2022-06-04 at 13:36 +0100, Richard Purdie via wrote:
> On Sat, 2022-06-04 at 13:51 +0200, Alexander Kanavin wrote:
> > Here's something I didn't think of before. Has this occurred anywhere
> > else except Ubuntu 18.04?
> I'm struggling to get the data out from the old builds, one mentions
> ubuntu1604, there is an ubuntu1804 on both x86 and arm hosts.
> It is possible this is an ubuntu specific make issue or a make bug.

Ubuntu 18.04 uses make 4.1 which is old (Oct 2014).

I noticed these patches from 2016:

I think we may want to mandate a modern make for both this class of
issues and also perhaps for better loadavg support to keep load under
control on the autobuilders.

I'm torn, on the one hand we need to test the distros people use, on
the other we do need to remove sources of intermittent issues. I think
this bug must be some issue with make itself.

Adding a make-native dependency to perl would "hurt" people on modern

Make perhaps does not have many complex dependency needs so it might not be as bad 

Second option is to mandate buildtools on this distro 
And add make to tarball 



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