[aur-general] pkgconflict: a tool to find file conflicts when building packages

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 13:42:07 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 13:40, Chris Brannon <cmbrannon at cox.net> wrote:
> Daenyth Blank wrote:
>> How is the filesize of the REPO.db? CMB was reporting that community
>> was taking up more than 75mb with his version. Regardless of how the
>> sqlite features would be implemented, I will also keep the flat file
>> version available, and configurable. How are the searching and
>> updating speeds compared to before?
> Here are the rest of my results from yesterday.
> Inserting all of core, extra, and community took less than 6 minutes,
> on a machine with a single 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 CPU and 512 MB of RAM.
> The database weighed in at a whopping 240 megabytes.
> I haven't tried an incremental update yet.
> Here is what I know about search speeds.
> A query like
> "select * from files where filename = 'usr/bin/getmail'"
> is practically instantaneous, as one would expect.
> "select * from files where filename like '%/getmail'"
> takes 5 seconds or so,
> because it has to iterate through all the filenames in the table.
> If sqlite were used for pkgfile, that second query would need to be quite
> a bit faster than it is now.
> -- Chris

Can you elaborate on the structure of your database? Perhaps that is
influencing it. Have a look at Abhidg's sqlite-bash branch to compare,
his .db feels seem MUCH smaller. I haven't tested any speeds yet, but
I am poking at the code a bit.

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