Re: Debian vs Red Hat??? I need info.
On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 07:37:59PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > Apt uses a mixed approach: it uses the same textfiles as dpkg but
> > uses a binary cache to also get the advantages of a binary database.
> it does? where?
See /var/cache/apt/*.bin files.
An example why is that good is the speed of `apt-cache show foo' compared to
non-speed of `dpkg -p foo'. (of course, there are faster things to browse
the textual database, they just aren't in dpkg itself)
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