Description of problem:
i don't know what it is, but on redhat 9, rpm is profoundly (and unacceptably)
SLOW... on redhat 7.3 (time rpm -qa) takes 0m0.418s real seconds, but on a
faster system with redhat 9 freshly installed, the same command (time rpm -qa)
takes 0m10.826s ...!!!
THAT'S A FACTOR OF 25! What gives???
i have the same incredibly slow behavior on two redhat 9 systems which are
PS: i don't think it's file fragmentation, but i tried 'rpm --rebuilddb' which
fails with "error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy"
rpm-4.1 verifies header digest/signature whenever headers are read.
Add --nodigest --nosignature if you want the previous behavior.