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Re: deb==ar compatability

>                      ^
> GNU ar 2.9.5 seems to use / to mark end of filename whereas dpkg doesnt.
> acct-new still unpacks with dpkg no problem, so it doesnt matter, i just
> wondered why it was different.

Read the GNU source. It is an extension. By specs, ar only allows each
member to have a name of 15(?) chars or less. GNU has extensions to expand
that lenght. I believe / is one of those extensions. For compatibility, ar
members should have a name of <= 15 chars.


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