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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] FF increasingly being bundled up
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:07:29
Message-Id: 201510031015.18754.michaelkintzios@gmail.com
Hi All,

I happened to notice that Firefox is having more and more USE flags for using 
system-side rather than bundled in libraries:

[ebuild     U  ] www-client/firefox-38.3.0::gentoo [38.2.1::gentoo] USE="dbus 
gmp-autoupdate jemalloc3 jit minimal -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-
optimization -debug -egl -gstreamer -gstreamer-0 -hardened (-neon) (-pgo) -
pulseaudio (-selinux) -startup-notification -system-cairo -system-icu -system-
jpeg -system-libvpx -system-sqlite {-test} -wifi"


However, such libraries are not enabled by default and FF will be downloading 
177,578 KiB of sources.  A couple of questions:

- Will FF be downloading less if the system side USE flags are enabled?
- What are the benefits or disbenefits of enabling them?

-- 
Regards,
Mick

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Re: [gentoo-user] FF increasingly being bundled up Marc Joliet <marcec@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] FF increasingly being bundled up Alec Ten Harmsel <alec@××××××××××××××.com>