[arch-dev-public] Filename search for Arch

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 17:18:41 EST 2008

On Jan 23, 2008 4:08 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> In an earlier message, it was suggested that filelists should be added
> to the repo dir (like core.filelist.tar.gz), can optionally be synced
> and then queried by pacman. I also like this idea, but:
> - The lists should be stored compressed on the local filesystem and only
> unpacked on demand - filelists are over 40MB for extra uncompressed.

How does apt-cache do it? Could you look into it?

> - The lists should not be updated on every package update, that would
> take too much time. Updates should occur with a cronjob or so.

This is unrelated to pacman, but related to the DB scripts themselves,
which are much easier for us to futz with considering they're really
only used on one place.

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