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Re: Bug#284642: ITP: dpkg-reversion -- change the version of a DEB file

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, martin f krafft wrote:

> also sprach Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> [2004.12.09.2053 +0100]:
> > Probably yes on dpkg-repack.  Definately not for dpkg-www.  Which
> > is a sucky name, btw.
> Agreed. However, if dpkg-repack goes into dpkg, why not provide
> a means to edit a DEB file (without having to install it) too?

Well, the plan is to make the dpkg-deb interface more formalized.  What I
mean, is being able to use it in a filter, with plugging input and output.

Ie, multiple input methods: .deb, .rpm, filesystem

filter mode: standard tar output

output mode: filesystem, .deb, .rpm

Repacking and editting then become easy to do.

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