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Re: dpkg speed (was: Re: PROPOSAL: Extrafiles)

On Thursday, June 04, Jukka Neppius wrote
> How fast does it have to be?  I made a test program to read
> /var/lib/dpkg/available.  (1181637 bytes, 1882 packages)

If I understand correctly, the thing that slows down dpkg's startup the
most is reading those bazillion .list files. 'available' alone probably
isn't a very representative test.


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