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Re: Debian vs Red Hat??? I need info.

On Mon, May 22, 2000 at 11:22:47AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> agreed, the plain text db is the right way to do it.
> OTOH, it would be nice if dpkg did what apt does and uses a binary db
> "cache" to speed up operations...updating both binary and text versions
> as changes are made.
> the text version would be considered authoritative (or "source code")
> and the binary db would be the faster, "compiled" version. if the binary
> version ever got corrupted for any reason, it could be regenerated
> quickly from the text version.
> dpkg would also need to detect whether the text version was newer than
> the binary version and, if so, automatically rebuild the binary.
> nice idea, perhaps...but i don't know how practical it is or whether the
> time needed to maintain the binary db would more than offset the time
> saved.

i think dlocate really takes care of the problem nicely, for things
like status and file lists dlocate is quite fast.  its unfortunate
that it was removed from potato for a *ONE LINE BUG* with a fix in the
bts... why oh why could there not have been an NMU?? 

Ethan Benson

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