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Re: apt package database performance



On Sunday April 17 2005 3:14 am, Lee Braiden wrote:
> Maybe my system just needs defragged,

Nope, at this point in time, only Microsoft's filesystems are the only 
ones with major use that suffer fragmentation problems bad enough to 
warrant a tool to fix it.

> 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 horribly.   

The more packages you have installed, and the longer your sources.list 
is, the more it has to parse out of that text file.

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Paul Johnson
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