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Re: experimental patch for very much faster dpkg -R

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Richard Kettlewell wrote:

> > 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.
> Then they will suffer from mirror lag (or have to scan all the files
> individually at some other point).

And risk getting one of those famous problems that results from incomplete
index information.

You know I have a caching dpkg-scanpackages around here someplace which
IMHO is a more elegent solution than encoding knowledge of file names into


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