Ticket #760 (new enhancement)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 11 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:


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 11 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 11 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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