[maemo-users] Steve's Ranty Review #1: N800 ogg support

From: Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Date: Fri Oct 19 19:44:53 EEST 2007
According to James Sparenberg  <james at linuxrebel.org>:
> I fully understand what it's doing .... but not why it's doing it.  Since the 
> act of doing the first update is the equivalent of "apt-get update"  However 
> if you use Adept/Synaptic/dpkg etc the act of the update accumulates all of 
> this information in one act.  

No, they don't. 

Every time you start aptitude, it has to read the dpkg and apt database
files and load its internal data structures, even if you haven't done
an update. Every time you run an install, after it completes, aptitude
has to re-read the files/caches and reload its internal data structures.
The AM is doing the same, reading the dpkg database and loading its GUI
list structures. What makes it painful is that you can only act on one
package at time.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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