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Re: [PROPOSED] Change package relations policy to remove references to non-free from main

On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 at 01:36:14PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > consider package that has no dep, rec nor sug field.
> > now it was possible to simply select and install it
> > but with ench field the whole database has to be scaned
> > one more time for each package
> Dpkg already has to load the whole database. It needs to see if anything
> currently installed conflicts with the package, etc.

oops, i forgot that we already have an reverse field
you're right, simply adding ench wont significantly slow down dpkg

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