[aur-general] metadata file/database of AUR?

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 15:23:44 EST 2010

On Thu 31 Dec 2009 19:52 +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> wtf was i thinking
> 20k packages, say 100 bytes each -> 2GB of metadata

Nah. The AUR database currently takes up about 44M uncompressed. That's
including all user data, comments, dummy packages, etc. All the files in
unsupported take up 529M. Still, it's silly to pull data for every
single bloody package especially if you're not interested in 99% of them.

> caching would be a much better idea indeed!
> and initial queries wouldn't be noticeably slower. writing a few
> hundred bytes to a filesystem is nothing compared to doing http
> requests.
> i guess most is said now, we should just get in touch with the guys who
> develop our favorite aur frontends.

> /me off to celebrate 2k10

Happy New Year!

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