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




John Goerzen writes ("Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2"):
> Plus, of course, when discussing tar, there is always the "which tar
> format do you mean?" question.
> 
> https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/libarchive-dev/tar.5.en.html

Quite.

> I should note that dpkg does have a maximum file size limit that's
> rather lower than the ar limit, due to its interpretation of tar
> headers.  I believe I filed a bug on this but I'm not able to find it
> right now, unfortunately.

IDK if dpkg is still using this but back in the dqy, when I needed
dpkg to handle each file in a tarball individually, I found a tar
parsing library under a rock somewhere.  It wasn't a bad one but I'm
sure it could be improved...

Ian.

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