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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: adding a modification timestamp to the installed pkgs database (vdb)
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:09:35
Message-Id: 82dd739f1001170309m5dc6b20cm8379b23fc70e8d67@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: adding a modification timestamp to the installed pkgs database (vdb) by Christian Faulhammer
2010/1/17 Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>:
> Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>: >  As much as you love to have the new and shiny VDB2, it is far off. > Prototyping and drafting implementations would be great to have some > base where we can discuss on (in a civil manner).  So having this > timestamp would be a good way to prepare a sane migration path.
No, it wouldn't. Brian's proposal a) would be of no use whatsoever for VDB2 migration, and b) would not be used by VDB2. Having a *decent* cache validation mechanism is a good idea; having a half-baked one is a waste of time. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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