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Re: xz-compressed control metadata

Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> (03/11/2012):
> are there plans on the dpkg side to support other compression
> methods for the control.tar in .deb files? Some of the d-i udebs
> have large debconf templates which are only compressed with gzip,
> while xz would yield smaller udebs.

That would be lovely to have, at least as far as d-i is concerned,
yes. Thanks for bringing this up.


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