Re: apt package database performance
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Lee Braiden wrote:
> Maybe my system just needs defragged, but installing or even removing
> single packages seems to involve lots of time and disk activity these
> days, compared to what it used to take. Given the text-based nature of
> apt's package database etc., I wouldn't be surprised though, if it scales
> Anyone know how it actually does scale? Was it designed to cope with the
> number of packages in sid now, and are there any discussions going on
> about optimising it?
I have less idea with it. But I think most of the slowness is caused because
of the add-on tools added to apt. The likes are apt-listbugs, localepurge
and might be many more slipped by me eyes.
I don't think the increment in the number of packages could be the reason
because along with the increment in numbers. dpkg might have been enhanced
for better db support.
Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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