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

Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <marc@marcbrockschmidt.de> writes:

> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
>> What packages in the base system are trying to use data.tar.bz2 at the
>> moment?
> None, but aj noted that both debootstrap and cdebootstrap fail to
> unpack packages using bzip2. As dak accepts data.tar.bz2 now,
> bootstrapping could be broken by such an upload to base. This either
> needs to be fixed on the dak or on the debootstrap side - I for one
> would prefer allowing it everywhere, if possible.

Yes. It makes sense.

Personally, I'd like to know what is the increase on space and memory
for adding bzcat on busybox-udeb. However, as said in another mail, I
see no point to support different set of features on installed and d-i
environments (from debootstrap POV).

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