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Apt: Development Suggestions: Performance and Useability

Reference: Apt 0.3.12 i386

The use of mastered CDROMs within apt would be greatly eased by both the 
inclusion of multiple CDROM mount points (local, nfs, SAMBA, netatalk, 
...) and the ability to force loading of the packages (when possible) by 
media location.  If the http, ftp, file and CDROM accesss were threaded 
and appropraitly controlled the lack of bottlenecking would greatly 
inprove download time.  This is expecially true when maintaining an 
installation which receives sources from multiply locations and when 
multiply machines want to share a caching/mirror of some packages.


     Eric DeWitt
     School of Cognitive Science
     Hamsphire College

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