[RFC] Switching dpkg-deb --uniform-compression by default
I'd like consider switching dpkg-deb --uniform-compression by default,
so that both control.tar and data.tar members use the same compression,
which currently would be xz (or gzip with -Zgzip).
This would give us more uniform and smaller packages. I think the d-i
people wanted something like this (?).
Not all .deb parsers support control.tar.xz yet, but most do:
Any package using bzip2 as compressor would need to be fixed, as
--uniform-compression only supports xz and gzip. See the MBF at
dak and lintian would need to accept those, and then dpkg be switched.
Would there be any objections to this?