Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

Eduardo Tongson propolice at
Fri Aug 19 12:00:25 PDT 2005

On 8/19/05, Jeremy C. Reed <reed at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Eduardo Tongson wrote:
> > Neat stuff there.
> > Instead of those .spec files or XML I think using a light database like
> > sqlite to store metadata is worth it. What do you think?
> I'd prefer not to depend on more tools or libraries not provided by
> default.
Good point

> I see yum also uses sqlite on the client side. Yum appears to only
> download gzipped xml files. Then yum puts it into that sqlite format after
> retrieved.
Oh I didn't know yum was using sqlite, 
but then i find it slower than apt4rpm 

> I don't know sqlite. But I think that for now native dbopen(2) might be
> fine if we really need speedier access.
It's probably adequate for the task


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