On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 16:12 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > Try aptate from apt4rpm (http://apt4rpm.sourceforge.net
- Try the
> > version from CVS-head, the released tarballs are troublesome) and feel
> > free to ask me on PM in case of problems :-)
> Afaics, aptate just calls genbasedir, yum-arch or createrepo. Each of them
> largely doing the same thing and reading 14GB worth of packages.
Not quite. aptate uses a cache to check for which rpms have been added
to a repository since the last time it has been run, and then
incrementally builds the apt-repositories.
Could we have this functionality added to genbasedir ? genbasedir already
does some caching afaik.
Give it a try, initially building the repositories (setting up the
cache) takes a lot of time, but updating repositories, after a couple of
packages have been added to it is fast.
What does the implementation do exactly ? Does it use mtime ? How does it
add or replace a single package ?
As far as yum is concerned, you are right. yum repositories are
instead of being incrementally built, however even they are only built
if a package had been added or removed from the repository.
Well, in most cases I rebuild 1 package for all distributions, so it
affects all repositories.
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