Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,
> If you ever tried to update a KDE from binary packages while it was
> running you could see that after a package is installed kbuildsycoca is
> automatically executed as it notices that new files were installed. And
> this is done for every single package, altough it would be more than
> enough to do only after the whole upgrade was finished
> The problem becomes when there are more users logged on to the machine,
> as a kbuilsycoca instance is executed for every user and for every
> package. This can easily slow the PC down to an unusable state with
> heavy loads and results in a long upgrade time.
> Question: is it possible to disable kbuildsycoca for a certain period?
> I can easily run it after the upgrade was done manually.

IIUC, the real issue is FAM. My solution to this is to renice the FAM
daemon to 19 while I am installing a lot of new files.


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