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Re: Bug#535797: dpkg-dev: Does not support orig.tar.bz2 anymore

On 2009-07-05 Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Jul 2009, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Sorry. Did not know that old style orig.tar.bz2 was declared dead. We
> > had partially working suport  (unpacking) in etch and this bug was for
> > generating them. It was fixed somewhere post etch and broken again
> > before lenny. So technically this was the right thing to do. 

> You can still generate them if you really care, but you have to request it
> explicitely (debian/source/format or dpkg-source --format=2.0). It won't
> auto-select v2 format...

> But there are no plans to use this format in Debian proper.

Thank you for the explanation, and obviously for your work.
cu andreas

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