[pacman-dev] pacman cold caches performance, too much stat()ing

Dimitrios Apostolou jimis at gmx.net
Sat Dec 12 06:47:04 EST 2009

On Fri, 11 Dec 2009, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> depends files are read in order to ensure that the upgraded package
> won't break any "old" dependencies.
> Example: local foo requires bar=2.0 (which is installed)
> Then "pacman -S bar" is not allowed (if bar in sync has different
> version).

I just noticed that local depends are read even when installing a new 
package (not upgrading an old one). Why is this for?


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