Re: dpkg v2 ? I haven't heard about it, but ...
Have you seen swim by
Jonathan Rosenbaum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He is not a developer ( I don't know if he is in the queue)
One of the things it does is the equivalent of dpkg -S,
but fast (it builds a binary database).
He asked me to adopt it at one point, but I didn't want
to do it. I don't know exactly how it fits in with
apt and dpkg, although I played with it a little.
*Raul Miller wrote:
> Adam Heath <email@example.com> wrote:
> > *.list handling is way inefficient. It is faster for me to grep the .list
> > files, then for me to do dpkg -S. And that is on a celeron 300/256m.
> I agree that this is an issue.
> I frequently find that I can do dpkg -S
> *then* start up another window and manually type out a similar
> line involving grep /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list
> and have the grep complete before the dpkg -S completes.
> The machine I'm using at the moment is too fast for this, but the
> difference is still signficant (~20x):
John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com