[Rpm-maint] Rpm Database musings

Ales Kozumplik akozumpl at redhat.com
Mon Mar 4 11:26:45 UTC 2013

On 03/04/2013 12:23 PM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 12:19:34PM +0100, Ales Kozumplik wrote:
>> On 03/04/2013 11:21 AM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
>>> Actually libsolv can do a "incremental" update if it has an old
>>> solv file available, i.e. it takes the unchanged content from the
>>> old solv file and only queries new headers from the rpm database.
>>> Ales doesn't yet use this in method in hawkey.
>> Didn't know about it but it will become relevant once optimizing DNF load
>> time is relevant. Also, can libsolv do the same for the XML metadata?
> No, but there's no way to do "random access" for the xml data
> anyway, we always have to parse it completely.

Indeed. Some more stuff to think of when inventing the "delta" metadata 


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