Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 13:53:00 +0100
"Eduard Bloch" <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1) Large packages files
> dpkg and apt are designed to manage all the data in one single volume.
> This may have worked fine in Slink times, but now, the volume explodes.
> We need to make decissions. I suggest a three level structure:
> first level: often used packages, max. 500-1000. This volume is used as
> primary target for dpkg/apt operation. It contains same data as
> Packages files handle now
> Second level: names of additional packages and keywords (remember
> Erich's proposal)
> Thirth level: Rest of data, acompanying the second level.
I think it would much better to consider the metadata as two seperate
types (required/optional) - metadata for the system: always used/loaded
- metadata for the user: retrieved as required
e.g. The majority of the size of the Packages file comes from the package
descriptions, descriptions arent required to install a package, only by
some to choose to install it.
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