Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2
On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 02:49:01PM +0200, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> Quoting Sam Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > I've certainly heard people describe our use of both ar and tar as an
> > architectural minus especially on embedded platforms just because the
> > dependency set of dpkg needed to be larger.
> On my embedded systems, I don't have ar installed, only tar.
> I assume, that dpkg speaks ar natively?
Both yes and no, of course. :p
> > I don't know how big of a concern that still is, but it does seem
> > strange to use multiple different archiving technologies in the same
> > format today.
> Anything wrong with one .zip, just like .jar or .odf?
/usr on the box I'm sitting at:
* zip the program: dies horribly due to /usr/lib/llvm-7/build/ symlink
* zip-the-concept (individually compressed files), xz
* individually compressed files, xz
So no, I don't want zip, nor even a randomly accessible format.
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