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





> On 10 May 2019, at 10:39, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> I understand that this was an issue when prototyping, but have you used ar
> to manipulate .deb archives even once this millenium?  By now, the deb
> format is common, while ar is an obscure implementation detail.

I did used ar to unpack .deb several times, usually when I had to pull a file
on a non-Debian system (or when I could not remember the dpkg-deb syntax
and I was lazy, but that doesn’t count :)

Ondrej
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