[Debtags-devel] tdb

Enrico Zini enrico@enricozini.org
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 01:42:21 +0200

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On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 03:48:31PM -0700, Erich Schubert wrote:

> Hi Debtaggers, Hi Enrico,
> Enrico, you wrote that you adopted my TDB code, but had to change some
> of my structures for your needs. Can you give me a short overview of
> the differences, so I can see if they fit my needs, so I could switch
> over to your database format?
> Sorry, I won't have much time to work on debtags right now. :-(

No problem.

I have this:

  Item -> Tags mapping:

    Key: "Idebtags"  ("I" + package name)
    Value: "implemented-in::c++\0suite::debian"  (\0 separated list of
                                                  tag full names)

  Tag -> Items mapping:

    Key: "Tsuite::debian"  ("T" + tag name)
    Value: "debtags\0apt"  (\0 separated list of package names)

  Untagged packages:

    Key: "T"
    Value: (\0 separated list of package names)

That way I can get the tags for a package, the packages that have a tag,
and I can easily get the packages that have a certain tagset by
intersecting the item sets of every tag in the tagset.

I created 3 classes to handle this:


      does read and write on disk


      does everything in memory, and writes an index to disk on request
      (used during debtag update: it's much faster working to memory,
      and the resulting tdb file is more compact since it's written once
      in a single pass and never updated)


      reads from a TDB index on disk, and keeps changes in an tag patch
      (so handy to implement debtags-edit on top of this!  The index is
      owned by root, and debtags-edit only reads it, writing to a
      separate patch file that can be directly submitted to the central

I started working in swig bindings for libdebtags, but it seems there's
a lot of work to do (hoping that std::set is iterable at all after
wrapping: so far it doesn't seem to be, I asked in the swig list, hope
for good clues).



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