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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
>    imagine.

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.


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