[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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