Re: ITP: auto-apt (automatic apt-get)
Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> I'm developing a tool to run apt-get on demand.
As I said, very neat. The contents database could use a lot of work
though. The file compaction you're doing is frankly, disgusting.
Is this just done to save space? There are better ways. It's also (as you
know) incredibly slow, and needs a lot of optimization.
What I think you should do is talk to Jason Gunthorpe. I think Jason has been
working on Contents file stuff for apt already, and has some stuff that
can build a binary db in a few seconds (or at least in minute -- not half
an hour). Clearly, if apt has support for loading contents files or some
equivilant structure, it will be useful for auto-apt and lots of other things
too. I think Jason had some ideas about effecient ways to pack Contents data
into a db file.
see shy jo