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pkg_add(1) speedup

Contributed by rueda on from the cache-me-if-you-can dept.

In -current, the performance of pkg_add(1) has been greatly enhanced by the enabling of caching by default:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	espie@cvs.openbsd.org	2022/04/29 04:44:05

Modified files:
	usr.sbin/pkg_add/OpenBSD: PackageLocation.pm 
	usr.sbin/pkg_add/OpenBSD/PackageRepository: Cache.pm 
	                                            Installed.pm 

Log message:
finally, turn on caching by default

change the defines:
TEST_CACHING -> !NO_CACHING
TEST_CACHING_VERBOSE -> CACHING_VERBOSE
TEST_CACHING_RECHECK -> CACHING_RECHECK

okay with sthen@

Comments
  1. By Nick H (Nick_H) on

    This is a great change! I regularly update my X1 to the latest snapshots and then update the packages - what used to take around 5 minutes with pkg_add now takes about 40 seconds. Thank you!

    Comments
    1. By Amit Kulkarni (amitkulz) on

      Wowwwww, tremendous speedup. And usually when it has no updates, it completes in like 5 seconds!

      Thanks

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