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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:45:13
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-libs/zlib: punt from system in profiles by Zac Medico
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. =:^) Thanks. -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman