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Re: quick dpkg-scanpackages

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Nick Cabatoff wrote:

> I hacked dpkg-scanpackages the next day to do this, and then realized
> it was pointless.  The md5sums are what take by far the most time.
> For a while I decided that was okay and just looked at file

The FTP archive actually uses a special version of dpkg-scanpackages that
cooperates with dsync to cache MD5s. Performance is dominated by the time
it takes to unpack the control tar.


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