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Bug 20330 - Use a lightweight DB
Summary: Use a lightweight DB
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
: 23374 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-02 09:43 UTC by Charles Goodwin
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Charles Goodwin 2003-05-02 09:43:08 UTC
Using a lightweight DB with portage, such as the Berkley DB, could give a number
of distinct performance improvements and extra flexibility to portage.

1) Faster searching / indexing of ebuilds
2) Rather than 1 category per application, applications could exist in multiple
categories; eg emerge -s --packages="games,console"

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-09 12:37:15 UTC
*** Bug 23374 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-09 12:38:02 UTC
Bug 23374 makes a good arguement for metakit
Comment 3 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-15 17:21:36 UTC
Already on the list for later.

See the anydbm module in python.
Comment 4 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-08 17:55:18 UTC
supposed to be fixed in 2.0.50 which is stable now. If this bug is not fixed please reopen.