[Aptitude-devel] Bug#697724: Bug#697724: aptitude: selecting packages in the curses interface slow iff Acquire::GzipIndexes="true"

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 07:54:51 UTC 2013

On 9 January 2013 11:55, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
>> > So maybe it can cache the information gathered at the first time read or
>> > read all the information into memory on startup (which would likely
>> > raise memory consumption which would be not ideal either).
>> I believe that synaptic does something like this as part of converting
>> the data to a form suitable for GTK+ to use.  However, implementing
>> such caching above the APT level is a major burden from a maintenance
>> perspective.
> Indeed, also because other tools have way worse issues with that
> setting, e.g. http://bugs.debian.org/617856

That program is parsing Packages directly, bypassing the libapt
interface.  Not much that APT could do to facilitate that.

>> Better to do this in APT, [...]
> *nod* Reassigning, affects aptitude and downgrading to wishlist?

Best place for it.


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