Re: "dselect" replacement team
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Martin Schulze wrote:
> On Apr 11, Jason Gunthorpe wrote
> > > Much has to be done... I'm in the process of creating a list of them...
> > I'd be interested in this list when you get done..
> If no one stops me it'll be placed in the doc directory on our ftp
> Sure, a binary format would be faster. But I don't think that it would
> be that fast that we should lose our ascii files. Just believe the only
> file for debian which is not plain ascii is .deb.
That was why I was doing those timings, reading a text file ins't exactly
> All other files like debian/rules, debian/control, configuration files
> etc. etc. are plain ascii files. I have a very strong feeling for
> keeping them.
Of course, there are too many reasons to stick with simple parsed ascii.
> > Libdb might be a good idea to implement in a cache mode, ie have status.db
> > which is a mirror of status in libdb format, then if status is changed the
> > db is rebuilt.
> Hmm, I have a very simple idea.
> libdpkg looks for status and status.db. If the latter exist and has the
> same date or newer it is taken, otherwise the plain ascii file is used
> and a new .db is generated. What about this?
Exactly! Thats what I call a cache file.
I will take a look at libdb's docs right now I guess..