Re: Requirements for 1.1
The ordering is at the moment determined by the order of the files
found in the archive. It therefore seems sufficient to arrange for
the user to be able to specify to dpkg-deb what the order of the
files ought to be, but I'm not sure how general I need to make
This may be an application for the `external tarfile' option to
dpkg-deb, but it's not clear to me how to create a suitable
tarfile. Something involving find and cpio might do the trick, and
perhaps using lorder on the output of find would help. Hmm, any
ideas anyone ?
With tar, you can add to an existing archive. For example,
cd debian-tmp1; tar cf ../debian.tar .
cd debian-tmp2; tar uf ../debian.tar .
I presume the duplicate [directory] entries shouldn't be a problem...