Bug#31634: 822-date obsolete?
i discovered today (while writing up a howto on doing virtual pop stuff
with postfix) that the version of GNU date in potato (and probably
slink) can output RFC-822 dates with the "-R" argument.
'date -R' is faster than '822-date' and doesn't require perl.
my suggestion is to:
a) hack /bin/date so that if argv is '822-date' it runs 'date -R'
b) replace 822-date with a symlink to /bin/date