Suggestion to induce a random delay before compiling.

Enrico Weigelt
Fri Sep 24 12:36:00 GMT 2010

* Dr. David Kirkby <> wrote:

> We have noted on the Sage maths project that we get occasional build 
> failures when the constituent parts are built in parallel. Each time a bug 
> is found, the Makefile gets edited, only for another to be found. I built 
> one component called "Singular" 110 times and it worked in all 110 times. I 
> did this in 4 directories and started the builds at different times, but 
> still I got the problem.

Smells like the dependencies are not modelled correctly in the
Makefiles. I'd suggest a deeper revision.

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