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

On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Joey Hess wrote:

> Doesn't apt already use a cache database? Seems the code is alreaqdy
> written, then..

But that doesn't speed up dpkg's -s, -l, -S and -L options (and all the
others that need to read the packages database, of course). That is what
this proposal is about, speeding up dpkg calls. I haven't tried apt yet,
since dselect (with the "mountable" method) still does the job for me. I
wouldn't like to see dselect discontinued.


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