[Rd] Package build errors with parallel make on Ubuntu 18.04

Jeroen Ooms jeroen @end|ng |rom berke|ey@edu
Mon May 16 12:49:42 CEST 2022

After upgrading to R-4.2 we are seeing package build errors on Ubuntu 18.04:
   make[1]: *** read jobs pipe: No such file or directory.
   make[1]: *** write jobserver: Bad file descriptor.  Stop.

The problem seems to get triggered by the use of parallel make, but I
cannot find the underlying cause. It does not happen on ubuntu 20 or 22, so
I suspect the version of 'make' is related.

Attached a dockerfile with a minimal reproducible example (run with: docker
build .)

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