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Re: creating a .deb with only tar and ar

I tried to *modify* a deb package with ar several weeks ago.
I've found ar terminates member names with '/', but the deb
format uses ' ' instead.  I finally hand-edited several
bytes in the deb package, so that dpkg accepted the package.

>>>>> On Thu, 2 Jul 1998 14:29:04 -0700, Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> said:

    JH> I don't think that's the whole story. Debian's ar seems to use the right
    JH> magic number, something else in the format makes dpkg-deb reject packages
    JH> made with straight ar.

Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@hypercore.co.jp>
Hypercore Software Design, Ltd. <URL:http://www.hypercore.co.jp/>

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