Friday, September 22, 2006

Faster yum?

it’s a ~10 times faster yum metadata parser that is reported to also use a lot less memory. This might make fedora suddenly useable on a whole bunch of my machines. I look forward to trying it out.

Should be really easy:
python build
sudo python install --prefix=/usr

(Assuming you python prefix is /usr).This implementation should be ~10 times faster, parsing the
primary.xml file under 1 second usually, filelists.xml under 3 seconds and
other.xml under 4 seconds. It uses a lot less memory as well, some testings
I have done show it uses ~4mb instead of 40mb standard YUM uses.

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