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Bug 420495 - app-portage/g-ctan should provide explicit database update options
Summary: app-portage/g-ctan should provide explicit database update options
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
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Reported: 2012-06-10 14:34 UTC by sphakka
Modified: 2016-07-24 10:57 UTC (History)
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Description sphakka 2012-06-10 14:34:15 UTC

It looks like that g-ctan always updates its package DB on some commands. IMHO, this is overkill and time consuming, as most people would tolerate a some-days-old DB in favour of faster operations. I suggest to provide an option for max DB age, that, when expired, triggers automatically a DB update on relevant commands. F.i.

  DB_MAX_AGE=7d # default 7 days
  DB_MAX_AGE=1m # 1 month



Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-06-11 10:22:07 UTC
Please provide the installed version of g-ctan by commenting
`emerge -pv g-ctan`, thanks.
Comment 2 sphakka 2012-06-11 11:20:54 UTC
Comment 3 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-07-24 10:57:59 UTC
The package has been removed.