Here is a wishlist report sent to the Debian BTS by Francois Marier - original report can be found at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=472114
I understand that this is not strictly speaking a problem with rkhunter or the packaging
(hence the wishlist severity). However, on my laptop, doing the property update at the
end of each apt run is very slow. When apt-get installing small packages, it often takes
more time to update the properties than download and install the package.
Is there a way that we could speed this up? Either by priming the cache in a clever way
with readahead, or by being smarter about which files to re-hash.
Maybe it would make sense to create a "quick" property update where rkhunter would look
at each file and if the timestamp hasn't changed just assume that the hash is still the
Is there any work planned in this way?
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