Bug#43724: experimental patch for very much faster dpkg -R
On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 09:14:05AM +0100, Edward Betts wrote:
> Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Doesn't anyone else feel this is a hack? Look at how apt does it (parse a
> > Packages file, and use that info to get package versions and decide what
> > needs to be updated, and then look at only those files) for a much better
> > method.
> > Basically, no one in their right mind has used the disk method of dselect in
> > years. dpkg -iGROEB is known to fail in many ways, just ask Jason Gunthorpe.
> What about multi-cd support? Apt does not have any so you have to use
> dpkg-multicd which uses dpkg -iGROEB (I think) to install from multiple CDs.
Errmm, I use apt with my 2 cd set using apt-cdrom (included with apt).