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Re: Package file indexing

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Package file indexing
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 19:26:20 +0100

Christopher Baines <address@hidden> writes:

> Not quite. As Ludo mentioned, you can trivially extract out the file
> list from nar files already (like guix archive -t). So this new service
> I'm thinking about which stores the nar files, would be able to read the
> list of files from the nar.

To clarify, you mean the hypothetical new service for file indexing?
Or did you mean for the Guix Data Service?

>> Please correct me if I got it all wrong! :D
> All great questions, hopefully I've managed to clear things up!

You did, thanks!

Another practical question: what would be the preferred format for the

SQLite?  Custom binary?  Plain text?

Any pointer to how Nix does it?

Where would we store this database?  In /var?

Pierre Neidhardt

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