Fwd: beagle queryable for Gentoo installed ebuilds

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From: Kevin Kubasik <kevin kubasik net>
Date: Apr 5, 2006 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: beagle queryable for Gentoo installed ebuilds
To: pat patdouble com

What would be really nice would be linking .desktop files and ebuild
files etc. and/or including enough information from an ebuild so that
we can/could have a menu option to run the executable. For a lot of
ebuilds this won't work, but It would be nifty none the less.


On 4/5/06, Pat Double <pat patdouble com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 April 2006 07:04, you wrote:
> > Ok, I thought you were planning the whole portage tree. I definatly
> > agree about the need for a performance increase in beagle-build-index,
> > I (like many others) have found that even its 'incremental' updates
> > take a very long time. Live updates are not needed, but I was thinking
> > more along the lines of a simple means up updating the index without
> > slamming the disk for 10 minutes every time we scan.
> 10 minutes? That would be great. It takes my P4 3.4Ghz, 7200 rpm disk over 2
> HOURS to update. Although its not hitting the disk for the update, only the
> initial build. I thought I saw some profile options in the CVS code, so I'm
> going to try to see what the problem is.
> I am currently indexing the whole portage tree, but that is handled using an
> ebuild filter and works good (except for the speed). The problem is I'd like
> to record installation information and that requires these other
> considerations since an ebuild can be installed without the ebuild itself
> being changed, so beagle won't catch it. However, Gentoo copies the ebuild
> into the /var/db/pkg (the installation "database") so it actually becomes
> easier than I thought. For Debian and RPM based systems there will probably
> need to be a special queryable.
> --
> Pat Double, pat patdouble com
> "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

Kevin Kubasik

Kevin Kubasik

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