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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 06:25:01
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles by Duncan <>
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 >> [1] which limits parallelization as a safety precaution. >> >> [1] > > 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. -- Thanks, Zac