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Re: Debian for Linux/{non-i386} / source packaging

Bill Mitchell writes:

>You're right, I didn't think this through.  How about combining this
>with a dpkg extension.  Step 1 above would be something like "dpkg
>--unpack <package>-<version>-<revision>" (or perhaps the option might
>be something like --source or --dsource).

Getting dpkg involved with the source archive means that anyone who
wants to look at Debian packages on a non-Debian system has to install
dpkg on it.  I understand it currently won't even compile on some
non-Linux systems...  (is that correct?)

>Am I rambling, or making sense?

It all sounds terribly complicated for a source archive to me; source
ought to be simple...

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