On 08/08/2017 05:44 AM, Will S wrote: > I have noticed that the first time I run pacman -Qdt after not running it > for a while it can take a variable amount of time -- usually at least 20 > seconds and as long as one minute. If I run it again shortly after that it > completes in less than a second. Is there a simple explanation for this > variation? I have 1705 packages installed and pacman -Qdt lists 26. > > The reason I'd like it to be fast is that yaourt calls this command before > a system update, so I get a 20-60 second lag before being prompted for my > password for sudo pacman -Syu.
Because the second time, /var/lib/pacman/local/ is in your HDD's disk cache due to those files having been accessed so recently. But that much lag is pretty unusual. -- Eli Schwartz
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