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Zac Medico posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:23:59 -0800 as excerpted:
> 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[.]
>> Except, don't dependencies of system profile packages get the same
>> safety precaution applied [and such is zlib]?
> 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.
Hmm... very good point, from a man that "oughta" know. =:^)
So while this one removal from @system isn't much, reducing @system over
time both reduces the effective footprint of the problem, and encourages
explicit dependencies in a way that both cuts down on the need for
special @system treatment in the first place, and encourages further
reductions to the system set.
The end result of that process sounds like something I can live with. =:^)
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