Re: Why not move Apt to a relational database
On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 12:22:46PM +0200, Joey Schulze wrote:
> Justin Emmanuel wrote:
> > I am brand new to this mailing list, I joined it because I had an idea
> > that I would like to have considered. Moving apt to a relational
> > database, for several reasons.
> Before reading on, have you considered the following:
> - using an RDB requires a running RDBMS
> - running an RDBMS requires memory and cpu usage
> - in case of an upgrade RDBMSs often dump there databases and import
> them. What will happen when the upgrade fails during this? No
> package database would be really bad
Not so with sqlite (although perhaps the second point might be).
> - copying parts of the database to another system, or patching it
> is not as easy as it is with plain files
That, however, most certainly is true.
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will
want to use it.