[pacman-dev] Fast binary database

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Thu Nov 29 05:31:44 EST 2007

> Sivert Berg <siveberg at online.no> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> [cut]
> > 
> > I see you have discussed the database question several times. I hope this
> code 
> > could give you some answers (is a binary database really faster etc). 
> It's clear that binary data are faster than txt data. There are some guy
> that don't want to hear this: their way is the best {clean, useful etc} 
> and others sucks. 

Well, I could accept pluggable db back-ends in libalpm [and maintain an
officially supported one here]. The problem is, that you must get your distro to
provide you special db formats for sync repos. [Converting databases is odd imho].

But we agreed earlier that optimizing sync-repo-db is much easier, because that
is a read-only db, so their "inefficiency" [from your point of view] might
disappear in the future.


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