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"
Steps to Reproduce:
*** Bug 23374 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 23374 makes a good arguement for metakit
Already on the list for later.
See the anydbm module in python.
supposed to be fixed in 2.0.50 which is stable now. If this bug is not fixed please reopen.