[pacman-dev] do we need requiredby?
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 15:08:07 EST 2007
On Nov 12, 2007 10:21 AM, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> So I will create a patch for killing requiredby soon. The patched pacman will be
> compatible with the old dbs; however, old pacmans with new dbs will fail.
> What do you say? Any contras? [my patch would simulate alpm_pkg_get_requiredby
> with compute_requiredby]
Just to make sure I understand you - you want to fully remove
REQUIREDBY from the DB and compute it every time.
It will be a little slower, BUT, it will help us in a few ways:
1) we don't need REQUIREDBY all that often. It's only used in removal,
and replace functionality if I understand correctly. The performance
hit will not be that big in this case (removal happens far less often
2) Our package structures will shrink in size, which is always good
I say go for it. Sounds like a pretty decent idea if I'm understanding
you correctly. As usual, I await your patches 8)
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