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Re: dpkg suggestion

On Wed, 26 Aug, 1998, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 1998 at 12:27:11PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > >>"Edward" == Edward Betts <edward@hairnet.demon.co.uk> writes:
> >  Edward> 22:21:03 $ pkg-nodep > /dev/null
> >  Edward> 22:21:29 $ 
> >  Edward> it is a bit slow?
> > 	Patches for a speedup shall be gratefully accepted.
>     I dunno about Edward, but <30 seconds to, I assume, check the entire
> database, is quite fast compared to the alternative of hand-checking
> everything and taking 30+ minutes to do it.  I can go read email in another
> tty for 30 seconds.

27 seconds is long enough to be annoying but short enough that it does not
really make sense to do something else while I am waiting.

A slow bit there, a slow bit there, it all adds up, and then what do you have,
Edward Betts 

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