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Re: Slow package database

On Fri, Mar 30, 2007, Joey Hess wrote:
> It can also lead to a kind of "fragmentation", since during an initial
> install these files tend to be fairly close together on disk while over
> time new files will be scattered about and more seeking needed to read
> them all.

 Indeed it accounts for some part of the problem; after I cloned and
 replaced my /var/lib/dpkg/info tree with the copy, the figure dropped
 from 22 seconds to 15 seconds.

 I suppose a cache would nevertheless address both problems.

Loïc Minier

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