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Re: apt package database performance

On Sunday 17 April 2005 13:01, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 11:14:57AM +0100, Lee Braiden wrote:
> Although some hash is used, everytime you add package, it scan's
> database looking for packages in dependency. ~ n*N, i.e., o(N^2) time

Dependencies.  Forgot about that.  That could definitely explain it :)

> Also there are many unzip activity to install package.  Large file
> proccessing with CPU intensive calcuration.  If your memory is not
> enough, slashing may be occuring.

That was a concern of mine too, but I don't think that's what's happening.  
I've installed a few things on very basic runlevels with similar results.

> I feel slow thesedays even with P4-2GHz.  Sigh.

lol, 500 Mhz here :)


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