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Re: "dselect" replacement team

On Apr 11, Kai Henningsen wrote

> > > Bruce mentioned that gnu tar will contain some features to allow this in a
> > > newer version.
> >
> > Fine, which doesn't matter as Bruce wrote the tar extracter in
> > dpkg-deb which is unusable for long filenames. (I ran into this once
> > I tried to package Spinner - and gave up...)
> I never understood that. I once wrote a tar parser in perl that got this  
> right in less than an hour.
> Building with long file names, that I could understand - but extracting is  
> extremely simple. Just look if the extension field contains data, and if  
> so, put the two fields together. That's all.

Could you take a look at the particular c-file whithin dpkg's source
tree and form a patch against it?



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