Ticket #760 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

make apt faster on clusters

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Upstream Utopia
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

Installing things is kind of slow. It's been getting better with some dpkg improvements but we can see if we can make it much faster.

(I'm surprised we don't have a ticket about this already?)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

I played around a bit with this, including putting root (and just /var) on an SSD, and other things. The bottleneck is simply that there are 3.5k packages installed and the database is a flat text file. The only way we're going to get APT faster is to stop installing the entire world, or give upstream a patch to use SQLite or something.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from The Distant Future to Upstream Utopia

This ticket is essentially "Convince upstream that it's no longer 1996". I do not have the energy for that debian-devel thread.

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