building firebird fails without parallelism

lionel at lionel at
Sat Jan 30 00:09:42 PST 2016

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 08:04:00AM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:

> It seems that the makefile generated to build Firebird in the master
> does not like the --without-parallelism option of the I get
> an error message about a -j option of make (actually -j0) which requires
> a positive number.

In external/fireboird/ remove
I'll make it conditional on PARALLELISM being strictly positive :)

> If I replace --without-parallelism by with-parallelism=2 it seems to
> work (building in progress) but my machine is not really available to do
> something else.

Try --with-parallelism=1

Sounds stupid, but it will work around the bug (without changing the
above .mk file)


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