Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 02:30:07
Message-Id: 4ED59500.6020608@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles by Matt Turner
On 11/29/2011 06:14 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> wrote: >> we have USE=zlib already which should cover automatically pulling in zlib when >> necessary, and we have that by default in make.conf. so there's no need to >> explicitly list zlib as part of the system target. so time to drop it. >> -mike > > I don't object to this, but just to satisfy my curiosity, what are the > effects of removing, say, zlib or readline from the system profile? > It'd be very difficult if not impossible to construct a system without > these. The only effect I've noticed from changes like these are that > sometimes the packages will be depcleaned from stage3 tarballs if > nothing has them in RDEPEND. > > Are there any other cases?
One nice thing about removing them from the system profile is that it allows for greater parallelization with emerge --jobs, since packages that's aren't in the system set don't trigger the code for bug 256616 [1] which limits parallelization as a safety precaution. [1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256616 -- Thanks, Zac

Replies

Subject Author
[gentoo-dev] Re: sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>