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Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2

On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 12:02:26AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > We have various applications that only want to extract single members of
> > the package (changelog, NEWS, copyright, ...); tar is a really bad
> > format for such an operation.  Other formats (zip, 7z, ...) are more
> > suited for them.
> Perhaps such files could be considered metadata 
Yes please.
I think there are various proposal about this, though they IIRC are mostly
about not putting them into /usr/share but into a more suitable location.


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