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 <firstname.lastname@example.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.