On Thu, Jul 02, 1998 at 02:09:05AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote: > >>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Joey> Does dpkg-deb do something tricky to the format of the ar > Joey> file when it's creating a .deb? Something that can't be > Joey> reproduced using standard ar? > > Yes. It encodes some bytes in the headers. Standard ar will ignore > them for extraction but dpkg won't accept a straight 'ar' file as > legit. It should be clearly documented how to put those bytes in place if it's not then. This kind of thing Should Be Clearly Avalabile To All.
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