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

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

Yes, it is an improvement, indeed.

However, since the size increasement is small, I'd prefer to enable it
inside of d-i too.

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