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

On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Joey Hess wrote:

> > If I am correct, this means that dpkg only needs to rebuild the database
> > from scratch if the sysadmin has edited one or more of the text files.
> > This could mean a much shorter startup time for dpkg.
> Doesn't apt already use a cache database? Seems the code is alreaqdy
> written, then..

APT caches the Package.gz files, in some situations there can be around
4-6 meg of uncompressed Package files that it needs to deal with.

A similar techinique could be applied to the info files.


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