* Adam Borowski: > On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 08:57:03PM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote: >> 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. > > It's not that. It's /var/lib/dpkg/available. Not in my experience on ext3. Putting the contents of /var/lib/dpkg/info into the cache makes dpkg -i instantaneous.