Package Details: pacman-cage 2.9.9-7

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Package Base: pacman-cage
Description: Creates a loopbacked filesystem to give better response times when using pacman
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Vithon
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: swiftgeek
Votes: 83
Popularity: 0.000006
First Submitted: 2009-12-06 20:57
Last Updated: 2015-06-10 16:55

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swiftgeek commented on 2015-01-04 23:20

sync will kill `pacman-db-upgrade` performance, run:
mount -o remount,async,noatime /var/lib/pacman
before issuing `pacman-db-upgrade`

Det commented on 2014-09-15 16:04

Uploaded without the duplicated checksums.

It also removed the out-of-date flag from June, whatever that was for.

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-08-27 18:48

It doesn't replace the files. Is replaces the folder the files are in. There is always a risk while doing such a thing, but it's minor, many of us use this package for years now. When there is a problem, like the loop filesystem doesn't get mounted, pacman just gives an error, no harm is done. Oh and one more thing: you do backups do you?

hzy199411 commented on 2014-08-27 17:18

is there any risk using this loop filesystem to replace default pacman db files?

Det commented on 2013-05-27 23:10

Because it's sort of like using "sleep 1" in the beginning of the package().

luolimao commented on 2013-05-27 20:09

Yeah, but why does it matter that larger sums are used? The time difference isn't significant.

Det commented on 2013-05-27 05:04

Are you still alive?

Det commented on 2013-04-23 21:24

Lol. As it seems like I had the old version of the PKGBUILD in Chrome's cache: nowhere.

But the checksums are still duplicated, and they're both unnecessarily large. Even with SHA-1 the best collision attack thus far is estimated with a complexity of 2^61:

That's 2.3 quintillion operations (10^18:

luolimao commented on 2013-04-23 20:58

Where does it mention the rc script?

Det commented on 2013-04-23 13:13

Hmm, why do you have both sha256 and sha512sums? In practice even sha1 would suffice.

Also the source section still mentions the rc script, which doesn't exist anymore. The commented install line is also unnecessary.

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