Both sys-devel/binutils and sys-devel/gdb are built with system zlib by
default for some time now. This commit removes the mention of USE=zlib to avoid

Signed-off-by: Thymo van Beers <>
 man/make.conf.5 | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/make.conf.5 b/man/make.conf.5
index 1c72109ad..db742fdb5 100644
--- a/man/make.conf.5
+++ b/man/make.conf.5
@@ -378,8 +378,7 @@ redundant on\-the\-fly compression.  The resulting file 
will be called
 .B compressdebug
 Compress the debug sections in the split debug files with zlib to save
-space.  Make sure you have built both binutils and gdb with USE=zlib
-support for this to work.  See \fBsplitdebug\fR for general split debug
+space.  See \fBsplitdebug\fR for general split debug
 information (upon which this feature depends).
 .B config\-protect\-if\-modified

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