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Re: Wheezy release: CDs are not big enough any more...

On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 12:44:02 +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Adam Borowski dixit:
> >using the attached script.
> Ah, no, don’t use ar to create .deb files.
> http://www.mirbsd.org/permalinks/wlog-10_e20110818-tg-g10046.htm

Using binutils' ar should be considered supported, and works fine with
dpkg-deb and dpkg, the accepted format is documented in deb(5). I'd
consider any program not following that to be either somewhat buggy,
or special purpose (for example dak only accepts a subset of a valid
deb format).


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