Re: deb==ar compatability
Previously bug1 wrote:
> Hi, im implementing a mini ar command for boot-floppies to enable debs
> to be unpacked by busybox alone.
Out of curiosity, why do you need that on boot-floppies? I know someone
already implemented ar as an awk script for a boot floppy btw.
> Im wondering if your aware of this, and if it is formally specified
> anywhere what the correct behaviour is.
I'm not sure if there is an official spec for the ar format, the
binutils source doesn't reference one iirc.
> Are .debs and .ar files supposed to be functionally equivalent?
A .deb should be complient to the ar standard.
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