On Wednesday 05 April 2006 06:48, Kevin Kubasik wrote: > I defiantly agree, multiple indexies is a huge waste. However, we do > this with some stuff, like filtering manpages and applications, > perhaps we should consider adding a default system wide index location > (like /var/beagle) and start including all those indexies there. I thought /var/lib/cache/beagle/indexes was for this? > This is exactly the issue, the static queryiable doesn't handle > live/incremental updates well. (or at all at this point) by having our > own crawling/change/event handling code we can significantly decrease > the overhead of updates. It does handle incremental updates somewhat, if you run beagle-build-index you'll see which files it is updating. For no changed files you'll see no output (except for the memory status). It isn't live though. > My other thought is that gentoo's update system does modify a lot of > files, more so than most systems (as there is no real versioning) and > most users just type an emerge --sync or similar and can have 100 > ebuilds change a day, and easily over 500 a week. Debian (especially > stable) defiantly leans toward a more static system, but of all the > package managers, I was under the impression that gentoo was the most > dynamic.... I am considering only the installed packages here, not the whole portage tree. That only changes when packages are updated, installed or removed. For Gentoo I still think live updates are not needed, Gentoo discourages emerge --sync more than once a day anyway. However beagle-build-index will need some performance improvments here. It takes longer to process a static index that hasn't changed than to generate a new one, at least for the ebuild files. > My $0.02, just playing devil's advocate to explore everything. Also, I > don't want anyone thinking I'm an authority on any of this, last time > I used gentoo was over a year ago..... It's better to ask questions before major coding is done ;) -- Pat Double, pat patdouble com "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
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