[Aptitude-devel] Caching network data

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Wed Apr 29 13:23:35 UTC 2009

  Hey all,

  One thing that I've had at the back of my mind for a while is that
aptitude really needs a decent system for caching data that it's
retrieved off the network.  Right now this is most visible with
changelogs, but screen-shots and other package information that we
download off the Internet will also need to be cached.

  I looked around a few weeks ago and was unable to find any
"off-the-shelf" caching libraries.  So I'm currently thinking about
just rolling my own, maybe using sqlite to manage organizing the index
(and maybe even just storing *everything* in sqlite as BLOBs).  Anyone
have a better idea?


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