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On Tuesday 29 November 2011 21:14:49 Matt Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Mike Frysinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> 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.
you should be able to USE='-readline -zlib' and, for the most part, not have
them get used. certainly for readline, almost nothing in the core (or much of
the tree) uses it -- if we ignore bash because it bundles a copy of readline.
i also want to keep it simple for slimmed down systems, and to keep the "core"
set as small as possible for older systems during upgrade paths.
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