Re: [MBF] Obsoleting bzip2 compression in .deb packages
On Tue, 2016-08-02 at 13:47:49 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> 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:
> > <https://lintian.debian.org/tags/uses-deprecated-compression-for-data-tarball.html>
> > 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
> to serious.
> [M] <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=dpkg-obsolete-deb-data-tar-compressor;firstname.lastname@example.org>
This happened now with the dpkg 1.18.11 upload.