Re: "dselect" replacement team
Tony Finch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The main problem with dpkg at the moment is that the database is split
> over a large number of files -- there is one file for each installed
> package that lists the files that that package contains. Since there
> may be hundreds of installed packages, this is a lot of slow directory
> lookups to do. I think this is more important than the size of any
> text file.
Are directory lookups really that slow? I'd be surprised if they were
a significant fraction of the total computation time.