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

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 12:38:51PM -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> 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).

One worthwhile reason why one might want to implement this in
debootstrap without allowing it in priority required/important packages
is that debootstrap is also used outside d-i for buildd chroots, and
this would permit large build-essential packages to have their data.tar
elements compressed using bzip2.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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