Re: Bug#622322: popularity-contest: popcon tries to access dpkg internal files and fails with multiarch: same packageso
On Wed, 20 Apr 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 09:11:59PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Apr 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > On my system with 1200 packages (far below the average popcon submitter),
> > > traditional popcon take 2s. Once patched with the attached patch to use dpkg -L,
> > > it take 30s. Slowing down 15 times popcon is not acceptable.
> > You can invoke "dpkg -L" less often by giving multiple packages as
> > parameters. Each set of files will be separated by an empty line.
> Good, is that behaviour documented somewhere ?
man dpkg-query shows that multiple parameters are allowed, it does not
explain that an empty line is the separator though.
> > This will greatly improve the performance.
> Great, send me a patch and I will benchmark it.
Dude, I'm not the maintainer of popcon...
> The issue is not interactive performances but waste of system resource. Users
> will complain.
I'm a user too, and I complain about an error message that popcon spits
out right now once a week... pick your poison.
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