`experimental patch for very much faster dpkg -R'
In August 1999 Richard Kettlewell proposed a patch to dpkg that made
dpkg -R much faster. See:
I've been catching up on old mail, and see that the bug #43724, which
is a policy change which is associated with that code change to dpkg,
was (AFAICT erroneously) closed.
Was a change like that proposed by Richard actually made to dpkg ? If
not, why not ? IMO it should be. If it was, or will be, then the
policy should be changed.
I can't seem to find the patch atm but I could probably dig it out and
refile the bug reports if it has gotten lost. Please let me know what