Re: Size difference (big) between .orig.tar.gz and .deb: why?
This would create a dependency to gzip package, but I think that this
already exists when we package the pages zipped!
Is it possible that a debian system be without gzip?
No: gzip is marked as essential.
marin40# dpkg -s gzip
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com>
Pre-Depends: libc5 (>= 5.2.18-1)
Description: The GNU compression utility.
This is the standard GNU file compression utility, which is also the default
compression tool for Debian. It typically operates on files with names
ending in '.gz'.
This package can also decompress '.Z' files created with 'compress'.