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Re: Inverted index to accelerate guix package search

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Inverted index to accelerate guix package search
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:59:32 +0100

On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 at 22:41, Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> wrote:

> >> > By the way, what about using Xapian in Guix?
> >
> > Xapian could be really cool!
> > However, the size of this dependency should be evaluated; then
> > optional feature or not.
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ guix size guix
> ...
> total: 390.5 MiB
> $ guix size guix xapian
> ...
> total: 414.0 MiB
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Some 24 MiB.  Actually Xapien comes with about 6 MiB of doc, so we could
> move that out to a separate output.
> Conclusion: Xapian is very light.
> The only input that Xapian drags that's not in Guix is util-linux.

Already nice!

This size is the runtime size, right?
What about the "build time" size? Other said, all one needs to build
to have xapian, i.e., the size of the full bag: starting from the
bootstrap seed and having Guix+Xapian (vs. Guix alone).


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