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Re: dpkg v2 ? I haven't heard about it, but ...

Have you seen swim by
Jonathan Rosenbaum <mttrader@access.mountain.net> 
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 <doogie@debian.org> 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 <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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