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Bug#458663: Missing support for data.tar.bz2-based debs

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 10:25:31AM -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@debian.org> writes:
> > The current debootstrap code can't handle .debs which contain a
> > data.tar.bz2 instead of a data.tar.bz. Attached is a fix.
> While this works on installed system, it will fail on installer.
> Bastian,
> Could you take a look how much space it would take to enable bzip2
> support on busybox? I've checked and it's disabled by now.
> otavio@neumann:~/busybox-1.1.3$ grep BZIP2 debian/config-udeb 

CONFIG_BUNZIP2 is the one you need, not CONFIG_FEATURE_TAR_BZIP2. But in
any case I question whether it's desirable; see my other mail.

We could of course make it work in debootstrap, by applying Marc's
patch, but continue to disallow it in the base system.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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