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Re: Bug#161593: apt-utils: apt-ftparchive fumbles on signed debs

Branden Robinson wrote:
> Fine; I suggest that we either hack ar in our binutils to support
> options that enable it to create .deb-correct ar files, or that we ship
> a tool in debianutils ("dar"?) that is capable of doing so.

Or we could add some commands to dpkg-deb to support adding/removing
members. Something like:

dpkg-deb -A|--add archive [control-file-name ..]
dpkg-deb -R|--remove archive [control-file-name ..]

This might let us avoid yet another implementaton of dpkg ar. Two are
probably enough..

see shy jo

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