Re: [MBF] Obsoleting bzip2 compression in .deb packages
On Wed, 2016-07-06 at 03:19:40 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I'd like to obsolete bzip2 (and lzma) as .deb compressors when building
> binary packages. dpkg-deb currently emits warnings, this would turn them
> into errors. For lzma it's fine in Debian as the archive has never
> accepted them. For bzip2 there are currently 31 source packages that
> produce some binary packages using that compressor:
> Unpacking *will* keep being supported for the forseeable future so that
> we can examine old binaries, in the same way dpkg-deb still supports
> format 0.939000.
> I'm attaching the prospective dd-list, and the template bug report. I'd
> like do the MBF in 1 or 2 weeks, and turn the warnings into errors in
> the first dpkg release after 1 or 2 months from now. I'm easy if people
> would like more or less time?
Thanks to Adam Borowski who handled the QA team packages!
I've done the MBF [M], and I'm planning on turning the compressor
deprecation warnings into errors in the first dpkg release happening
after two weeks from now, at which point I'll upgrade the remaining bugs