I've notice the linking taking awhile myself, I thought it was something I had done.... if you figure it out let me know!
1.) linking libmesh.so
I don't know what's making these things take so long lately (was it a
recent change in libMesh? in gcc's debugging options?), nor do I
really expect anyone to fix them. But together they've added a minute
to every one of the (too many) debug/compile/run cycles I've been
doing recently, and I can't let that go by without griping...
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