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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.

Paul Johnson
Email and Instant Messenger (Jabber): baloo@ursine.ca

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