RE: Format of .deb files
>From: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Presumably, .deb files are internally some form of tar/cpio archive - can
>> I get at the tar so that I can unpack it (I have Windows gzip, tar, etc
>deb(5) documents the format. Basically, it's an ar(1) archive containing
Great. I'll pick up man 5 deb tonight and I can start hacking...
>> If not, is there any other way I can browse the documentation (/usr/doc,
>> /usr/man, /usr/info) for debian while not actually at a PC with debian
>Perhaps setting up a dwww server is an option. (see
>> Is it available on the web?
>See http://dwww.jimpick.com/dwww/ for a demo.
Actually, this gives me 90% of what I need directly. Brilliant!
Thanks for the help. I think that's the record for the fastest ever help
I've ever had with a problem - your reply was back in a few minutes
after I posted!!!