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     new 59796df  gnu: subversion: Support running the tests in parallel.
59796df is described below

commit 59796dfd63f25f91238e4c1cb68a0b41cad5b848
Author: Christopher Baines <>
AuthorDate: Thu Feb 6 08:36:12 2020 +0000

    gnu: subversion: Support running the tests in parallel.
    This drops the time to build the package on my machine from ~14 minutes to 
    * gnu/packages/version-control.scm (subversion)[arguments]: Add set-PARALLEL
    phase to set the PARALLEL environment variable.
 gnu/packages/version-control.scm | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/version-control.scm b/gnu/packages/version-control.scm
index 2ca64e4..6935869 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/version-control.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/version-control.scm
@@ -1448,6 +1448,10 @@ following features:
              (substitute* "subversion/tests/libsvn_repos/repos-test.c"
                (("#!/bin/sh") (string-append "#!" (which "sh"))))
+         (add-before 'check 'set-PARALLEL
+           (lambda _
+             (setenv "PARALLEL" (number->string (parallel-job-count)))
+             #t))
          (add-after 'install 'install-perl-bindings
            (lambda* (#:key outputs #:allow-other-keys)
              ;; Follow the instructions from 

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