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Re: Status of deb(5) format support in Debian

On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:24:32 +0200
Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> Due to bug 718295, and in preparation to add non-gzip compression
> support for control.tar, I've tried to get an accurate view of the
> current deb(5) format support in software present in Debian. The
> resulting table looks pretty bad:
>    <https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/DebSupport>

Can you clarify the LFS column please Guillem?
How were the packages tested for this support and what are the criteria?
> Please help by filling it with either other software that you might
> know handles .deb files directly, so that these can get coordinated on
> format changes, by filling the '?' in there or by correcting existing
> entries (but if in doubt about specific conclusions, please ask here),
> or even by actually fixing the software listed there. I should
> probably also add other columns, like the type of R/W support,
> acceptance of bogus/broken/damaged archives, and similar, but maybe
> another day.


Neil Williams

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