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Re: why apt/dpkg not using bzip2

> Um, sorry if I'm missing something, but I can do apt-get source <pkg>
> as any user, and it downloads and unpacks the source for me nicely.

 This is something a common user must be able to do:

 - download a source package.
 - change some file inside the package (a Makefile? change a define in a .h?).
 - recompile.

 This is not easily doable with this new source package scheme, so: I don't
like it.

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