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Re: Bug#507742: etcinsvk: initial run is excruciatingly slow

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On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 12:41:21PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>[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 tried.
>> 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.

Has the alternative etckeeper been considered for new installs?

Haven't done a comparison, but speed is generally one of the benefits of 
Git that etckeeper uses as backend.

  - Jonas

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