[maemo-developers] Extras-devel repository index out of control?

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Jan 15 12:06:24 EET 2010
On Jan 15, 2010, at 10:27 AM, Marius Vollmer wrote:

> Hi,
> even I have noticed now that apt uses a lot more space than it used to.
> One reason is that the package index files in the repository contain
> entries for multiple versions of a package.  This increases the size of
> what apt has to download, process, and store significantly, and for no
> real benefit.

With the new repository tool we're going to use (reprepro) that problem will disappear because it is significantly easier to manage what is in the repos and to move old packages cleanly. This will shrink the repos and the resulting index files.

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