Re: Suggestion to and how to alow different compression for .debs
On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 05:06:34PM -0400, Chris Pimlott wrote:
> On 21 Oct 1999, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > Of cause policy should encourage to use bzip2 (or gzip if smaller) and
> > base packages must use tar.gz (or tar.bz2 if bzip2 is in base) so
> > that one can update debian. Any package using a non default
> > compression must predepend on that compressor, but that should be
> > clear for the packaging scripts and maintainer.
> If there has to be a line added to control, why not instead make a
> new line such as "Archive: tar.bz2" (with Archive: tar.gz assumed if
> not specified) and not worry about a custom how_to_unpack script?
> Granted, this method would only support predefined types but would be
> simpler, and there aren't _that_ many formats people are dying to use -
> tar.gz and tar.bz2 (and possibly tar.Z) could probably make 99.9% of
> everyone happy, and stuff like tar.zip, tar.arj, tar.lha etc could be
> added if anyone really wanted it.
Why even have that when the name of the .tar.(bz2|gz) is already in the
.dsc? This is how I already have it setup in a test package. There is no
need to add all the complexity.