[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/3] Merge desc and depends files in local db

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Oct 30 02:19:44 EDT 2010

On 30/10/10 16:03, Allan McRae wrote:
> Whenever depends is needed from the local db, so is desc.  The only
> disadvantage to merging them is the additional time taken to read the
> depends entries when they are not needed.  As depends is in general
> relatively small, the additional time taken to read it in will be
> negligable.  Also, merging these files will speed up local database
> access due to less file seeks.

Of course this is going to need a nice post_install script for the next 
major pacman release... or now for those of us using the git version 
once this is pushed.

I'm testing one out now.


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