Bug#507742: etcinsvk: initial run is excruciatingly slow
> when installing debian-edu, the initial run of etcinsvk is so slow it seems
> like the install is frozen. i definitely have let it run for at least 20 or
> more minutes with no visible progress.
Yeah. This happen after etcinsvk was initialized for the first time,
and after a bunch of packages was added. This create a lot of new
files in /etc/, and it is the process of adding/commiting these files
that is very slow. The slow program is svk. I suspect it should be
possible to recreate the slowness outside etcinsvk, but have not
> could parts of /etc be handled incrementally (i.e. subdirs of /etc)
> to speed it up a bit?
I have no idea if this will improve the situation or not.
> is there a relevent bug filed on svk?
I have not found anything in BTS.
about a slow svk, and hints on how to profile svk.
also talk about svk being slow with large edits.