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Re: Re: screenshot with package description

What I am trying to point out is that the DEBs *would* be a good idea
it would clog up APT and dpkg (emphasis on dpkg) because on my system
I have over 250000 files from packages installed and as a result it
takes at *least* 30 seconds to read the database from /var/lib/dpkg.
Adding these pixmaps would make that 45-60 seconds if I installed all
of them, and when I want to do package installation I want to do it

However, another solution would be just place these JPGs and PNGs flat
on the server and have apt just download them and save them

On 5/16/06, Gonéri Le Bouder <goneri@rulezlan.org> wrote:
>I mean, all pics are in the same location, but can easyly installed
>using apt and friends  and noone must download the whole tarballs.

>Even Modem or ISDN-Users would like to see screenshots of some
>packages/programs and huge tarballs are no sulution.

$ apt-cache rdepends libx11-6|wc -l
2237 x 40k = 90MB
Some non X11 based application like mutt could have a screenshot too but we
won't have 15 000 pixmaps.

Tarball is a good solution for people who don't have an Internet connexion but
some space on theirs hard drive. The tarballs will be copied from the
If you have a connexion to a pixmap repository you won't have to feed a local
cache. A slow connexion is enouch too retrieve 40kb pictures.



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