On Sunday 03 June 2007 21:30:26 Josselin Mouette wrote: > Even if SQLite is more robust than Berkeley DB, I don't think you could > recover anything from a corrupt database. Plain text will always turn > out better in terms of disaster recovery. If performance is an issue, a > text file can - just like a bdb file - be indexed. Corrupt indexes can > be regenerated, but corrupt databases cannot. i believe that i also stated in my last posting to dpkg-devel that a good implementation would treat such a "db" as cache, and handle them being corrupted/deleted: http://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2007/04/msg00015.html there were two answers to the thread. first, andreas barth said "well, there's the source, show us something and we'll talk about it", which is fair enough. ian jackson also replied, (though he didn't cc me in spite of my multiple requests, tsk tsk), somewhat skeptical--though i don't think he has actually looked at the code i supplied given his arguments. sean
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