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Bug#507742: etcinsvk: initial run is excruciatingly slow

[Vagrant Cascadian]
> 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.

I've found
about a slow svk, and hints on how to profile svk.
also talk about svk being slow with large edits.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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