Re: creating a .deb with only tar and ar
>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <email@example.com> writes:
Joey> I don't think that's the whole story. Debian's ar seems to
Joey> use the right magic number, something else in the format
Joey> makes dpkg-deb reject packages made with straight ar.
You're absolutely right, Joey. My posting was obviously unclear. The
'magic number' in a deb is the same as that produced by ar. What's
different is one of the ar header entries (relating to a date IIRC).
ar will happily accept the header entries generated by dpkg. dpkg,
however, insists on this entry being what dpkg uses. Otherwise you
get the error you mentioned.
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