[Exherbo-dev] Exherbo Impressions ~ From Installation to Uptime

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 5 09:36:37 GMT 2010


On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 01:32:54 -0800
"D.J. Capelis" <dev at capelis.dj> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 01:29, Ciaran McCreesh
> <ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > We *could* generate an index, but then you'd have to keep it up to
> > date after every sync, which is sloooooooow. Or we could generate it
> > centrally, but then we'd run into the same problems that eix has:
> > what we have centrally isn't the same as what's on your local box.
> 
> Is there a good way to have a central index and then only bother with
> the differences?  Or is merely discovering the differences
> computationally hard?

Discovering the differences requires you to go through the entire tree
to look for them, which is the slow part. You *could* try asking git
for just the things that have changed, but a) that's absurdly fragile
and b) if there're any exlibs involved then you have to recheck
everything anyway.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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