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Re: debhelper + udeb + xz

Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 12:45:03AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Philipp Kern wrote:
> > > So now to the question: What's the policy for dpkg(-deb) feature use in
> > > debhelper?  Would it be feasible to add '-z1', '-Zxz', '-Sextreme' to the
> > > dpkg-deb arguments for udebs within debhelper, once the dpkg changes land in
> > > the archive, even if that's not supported within stable?
> > I don't mind making that kind of change. Patches accepted if debian-boot
> > decides that's the way to go.
> can you make that change in your next debhelper upload, please?

Well, I've done this, but I noticed that it only causes the data.tar to
be xz compressed. There is still a control.tar.gz. Since udebs tend
to have a lot of their content in the control archive, this is probably
not as effective as it could be. 

For example, in anna, the first package I tried:

-rw-r--r-- 1 joey joey 6.5K May 13 13:16 data.tar.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 joey joey  66K May 13 13:16 control.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 joey joey  47K May 13 13:16 control.tar.xz

see shy jo

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