[Rpm-maint] Feature request: Improved speed for 'rpm -qa'

Axel Liljencrantz liljencrantz at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 08:50:38 UTC 2006

On 12/20/06, James Bowes <jbowes at redhat.com> wrote:
> Axel Liljencrantz wrote:
> > # rpm --query --prefix=als -- fields=name,summary
> > alsa-lib,The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) library
> > alsa-utils,Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) utilities
> You can use query format to specify what the output looks like. For
> instance:
> rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME},%{SUMMARY}\n"
> Will produce output similar to what you have here.

That is nice, but the main problem is still one of speed. If that
operation took half a second instead of 6 seconds on a 2 GHz CPU with
a cold cache, everything would be perfect.

> -James


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