Re: experimental patch for very much faster dpkg -R
On Sun, 15 Aug 1999, Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> If this patch is adopted then either (1) the rule must become
> mandatory or (2) all filenames must be modified to include the
> epoch and this patch adjusted to take advantage of this.
> Other package management tools would benefit from this too, I
Erm - why? All our directory trees have index files which give all the
necessary information the 'other' package management tools (ie APT) use
this file and never invoke dpkg with a recursion option.