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Bug#72140: Setting up libraries too slow

On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 04:57:33AM +0300, Eray Ozkural <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr> was heard to say:
> I have a large number of library packages installed on my
> system. Unfortunately, setting up libraries is very slow.
> Whatever the library tools are doing, they are not doing
> it efficiently. Adding a library should have a sub-linear running
> time complexity (wrt number of libraries), otherwise
> the set-up takes too much time for the user. [ I suspect
> it is O(n) now... ]

  The thing that takes a long time is running ldconfig for each and every
package.  There have been some discussions about how to deal with this, but
nothing ever got done.

  This isn't too bad on my current computer, but on slower systems or those with
less memory, it's incredibly painful.  (until a month ago, I was using such
a system..)


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