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Too Many Packages [was Re: Splitting locales...]

> 1. The speed and memory usage of our packaging system is at points linear 
> or worse with the number of packages.  [...]

> 3. More packages take up more space in /var/lib/dpkg/ [...]

Doesn't this indicate broken package management tools?  I mean, if the
number of packages in Debian increases faster than hardware
speed/capacity ("linear ... in the number of packages"), we'll be in
trouble eventually anyway, right?


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