On 11/29/2011 08:51 PM, Duncan wrote:
> Zac Medico posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:29:20 -0800 as excerpted:
>> 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
>>  which limits parallelization as a safety precaution.
>>  https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256616
> And a VERY nice benefit that is, too. =:^)
> Except, don't dependencies of system profile packages get the same safety
> precaution applied, and at the level we're talking here, zlib, etc,
> aren't such packages going to almost certainly be dependencies of @system
> on a normal system, even if they're not in @system itself?
> If so, that's a relatively limited benefit in most cases.
Well, maybe there's not much parallelization benefit for sys-libs/zlib.
If it wasn't for implicit system dependencies, the system set and its
dependencies wouldn't need this kind of special treatment.