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Bug#1890: dselect update from packages.gz

Erick Branderhorst wrote:
> I don't know if this is a bug because I don't know if the update    
> utility supports updating from a gzipd packages file.?  I thought I       
> could do an update of the packages information with a gzipd packages
> file but it didn't seem to work quite well:                               

I believe this is supported properly in more recent versions of dpkg -
the dselect disk access methods will uncompress compressed Packages

I'm closing this bug report.


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