Bug#43773: dpkg: purge and remove options make a pause, then parse arguments
As the subject line says, these two options (--remove and --purge) first
make a short pause (accessing the database?), and after that their options
are parsed. I noticed that when I accidentally typed "dpkg -r", and it took
some time for dpkg to return the error. This is inconsistent with the
install option (--install), which parses the options (and reports the error
if there are not arguments) instantly. And it is annoying, to have to wait.
Also, there should be a short alias for the purge command, and both
"-p" and "-P" are available.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.1
Kernel Version: Linux cibalia 2.2.12 #1 Fri Aug 27 03:06:41 CEST 1999 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii libc6 126.96.36.19981211 GNU C Library: shared libraries
ii libncurses4 4.2-3 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libstdc++2.9 2.91.60-5 The GNU stdc++ library (egcs version)