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Bug#31634: 822-date obsolete?

Package: dpkg-dev
Version: 1.4.1
Severity: wishlist

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[0] is '822-date' it runs 'date -R'
	b) replace 822-date with a symlink to /bin/date


craig sanders

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