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




On 2019-05-09 06:27:36 +0900 (+0900), Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 09:04:49PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
[...]
> > Are you talking about source packages or binary packages here? The
> > latter use ar, not tar.
> 
> Binary packages use both.
> 
> $ ar t /var/cache/apt/archives/libgcc-9-dev_9.1.0-1_amd64.deb
> debian-binary
> control.tar.xz
> data.tar.xz

Ahh, yes, thanks I should have remembered that... so then my
question becomes: is the suggestion to replace *both* ar and tar in
the binary package format with a single flat archive, or to switch
out the tarballs inside the ar archive but continue using ar to
aggregate them?

(Also, no need to Cc me... as with basically everyone else on this
ML, I am subscribed.)
-- 
Jeremy Stanley

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