[arch-general] Ye Olde Package Manager

Brendan Long korin43 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 18:56:41 EST 2011

On 01/15/2011 03:14 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> It is not so much having the data in a real database, but not having
> it spread over hundreds of small files.  This has been largely fixed
> in the developmental branch of pacman, which is a lot faster.  It
> could probably be improved further, but the complaints to patches
> ratio is really poor.

I would've written a patch for pacman, but these threads[1][2] lead me
to believe that the Arch devs weren't interested. The "solution" given
was to use a different filesystem (which sounds more like a temporary
work-around to me).

[1] https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=45077

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