[pacman-dev] Tar backend for local db

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Thu Nov 1 15:36:46 EDT 2012

On 01.11.2012 20:11, Xyne wrote:
> SQLite makes sense for both sync and local databases. I expect it would be
> faster and more versatile. The data would be stored in a common data format and
> not require custom files and parsers. It would facilitate the creation of
> third-party tools.

Third-party tools *should* use libalpm.

> All that aside, +1 for tarring the local db to improve speed, as long as the
> local files remain easily accessible for manual editing.

vim let's you open tar archives, change a file in there and then save
the archive.

Florian Pritz

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