Is it safe to compile multiple ports at the same time ?

Fernan Aguero fernan at
Wed May 17 12:14:01 UTC 2006

+----[ Edwin Groothuis <edwin at> (17.May.2006 03:16):
| You have to obtain a lock on the X's Makefile before you are doing
| to check if you have this port installed.
| For example, a dependcy on pkg-config in the directory devel/pkgconfig:
| - obtain lock on devel/pkgconfig/Makefile
| - check if pkg-config exists, and if not, build and install it.
| - release lock on devel/pkgconfig/Makefile

Why not

- check if pkg-config exists and only if it doesn't exist,
  try to obtain lock on the lock target.


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