PPM config testers please

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PPM config testers please

Post#1 by brokenman » 10 May 2013, 20:45

Hamza has created a new set of config files for the Porteus Package manager which i have tested and found to increase the speed of updating the slackware database by 200%+.

I would appreciate any testers that can confirm a substantial speed increase. You can get the config files here

Step 1) Copy slackyd.conf to /etc/slackyd/slackyd.conf (Make sure you get correct architecture version)
Step 2) Copy slacky.conf (from PPM folder) to /etc/ppm/slacky.conf
Step 3) Copy slackware.conf (from PPM folder) to /etc/ppm/slackware.conf
Step 4) Remove any existing slackware database files: rm -rf /opt/ppm/slack*
Step 5) Select 'update slackware database' from the PPM top menu under 'updates'
Step 6) Post how many seconds the update took to complete

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:\\
Please do the test more than 2 times.
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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#2 by sean » 11 May 2013, 01:56

Hi brokenman,

Finally I get to help you guys :-)

32bit Porteus LXDE 2.0
Download bandwith = 1.5 mbps

Reload slackware database from PPM = 1:12 (72 seconds)

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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#3 by Hamza » 11 May 2013, 11:20

Please do the test again.
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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#4 by sean » 11 May 2013, 13:33

Oh boy :-( ,

If you guys lived close I'd invite you over to pound my head with a big hammer. It must really be frustrating working with a "knows just enough to get in trouble all the time" computer wiz (NOT) like me. Keep in mind that I'm working with USB Thumb Drives of Porteus only. Also I'm working with some pretty old hardware here:

System Info:
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Desktop Computer: Dell Optiplex GX-260
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-Computer-
Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Memory : 2061MB (362MB used)
Operating System : Linux Mint 13 Maya
-Display-
Monitor :Samsung SyncMaster B2330 23"
Resolution : 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI R100 (RV200 5157) x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
Audio Adapter : USB-Audio - USB Device 0x46d
-Input Devices-
Power Button
Power Button
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Logitech Logitech Attack 3
ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse
UVC Camera (046d:0802)
-SCSI Disks-
ATA WDC WD800BB-55HE
ATA WDC WD800BB-55HE
LITE-ON LTR-24102M

Operating System
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-Version-
Kernel : Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (i686)
Compiled : #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012
C Library : Unknown
Default C Compiler : GNU C Compiler version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
Distribution : Linux Mint 13 Maya
-Current Session-
Desktop Environment : XFCE 4
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Okay, fortunately I did save the old .conf files and was able to do a before/after test. Here are my results for testing the Slackware Database "Updates":

1 - 32bit Porteus "2.0rc2" LXDE (works so well, I just can't seem to delete it :-):

Before new "configs" = 1:37 (97 seconds)
After new "configs" = 1:09 (69 seconds)

2 - 32bit Porteus "2.0 Final" LXDE

Before new "configs" = 1:29 (89 seconds)
After new "configs" = 1:04 (64 seconds)

3 - 32bit Porteus "2.0rc1" MATE

Before new "configs" = 1:40 (100 seconds)
After new "configs" = 1:00 (60 seconds)

I should also say that this is for the download time only, I did not include "make to module" time.

Sorry if I haven't been, but wish I were, as helpful to you as you have been to me :-)

Sean

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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#5 by Hamza » 11 May 2013, 15:08

Very helpful report :)
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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#6 by silasthemac » 11 May 2013, 18:07

Before , forgot to check :oops:
After: download 14 seconds. -> update slackware database

Linux porteus 3.7.8-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 15 11:30:14 UTC 2013 x86_64
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Speedof.me download 11.26 Mb/s

Thanks,
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Re: PPM config testers please

Post#7 by brokenman » 11 May 2013, 18:56

Sean
Not frustrating at all. Your email to me contained a little more info than your initial post and was sufficient. Your second post is more than enough info to confirm positive results.

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