[pacman-dev] RFC: pacdiff finding pacnews through libalpm

Jonathan Frazier eyeswide at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 17:44:31 EDT 2013

On 05/31/13 at 08:51pm, Florian Pritz wrote:
> On 31.05.2013 20:27, John Frazier wrote:
> > This is better than the current find or locate used in pacdiff which
> > doesn't look outside of /etc/ by default for performance reasons.
> find doesn't look outside /etc, but locate looks everywhere.
> Just put a .pacnew somewhere, updatedb and "locate -e -b \*.pacnew
> \*.pacorig \*.pacsave" (that's what pacdiff runs if you have locate
> installed.

My issue with locate is just the indexing time, which can take a minute
on my x86_64 machines. On arm with root on an SD card I don't want to
even try.


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