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Re: [MBF] Obsoleting bzip2 compression in .deb packages


On Wed, 2016-07-06 at 03:19:40 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I'd like to obsolete bzip2 (and lzma) as .deb compressors when building
> binary packages. dpkg-deb currently emits warnings, this would turn them
> into errors. For lzma it's fine in Debian as the archive has never
> accepted them. For bzip2 there are currently 31 source packages that
> produce some binary packages using that compressor:
> <https://lintian.debian.org/tags/uses-deprecated-compression-for-data-tarball.html>
> Unpacking *will* keep being supported for the forseeable future so that
> we can examine old binaries, in the same way dpkg-deb still supports
> format 0.939000.
> I'm attaching the prospective dd-list, and the template bug report. I'd
> like do the MBF in 1 or 2 weeks, and turn the warnings into errors in
> the first dpkg release after 1 or 2 months from now. I'm easy if people
> would like more or less time?

Thanks to Adam Borowski who handled the QA team packages!

I've done the MBF [M], and I'm planning on turning the compressor
deprecation warnings into errors in the first dpkg release happening
after two weeks from now, at which point I'll upgrade the remaining bugs
to serious.

  [M] <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=dpkg-obsolete-deb-data-tar-compressor;users=debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org>


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