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Building packages using tar and ar (was: About control files)


On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 06:05:14PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> [...]
> ... if you use dh_gencontrol(1), or invoke dpkg-gencontrol manually.  Of
> course a package can also be created along
> mkdir tmp
> cp whatnot/ tmp/
> mkdir tmp/DEBIAN
> cat >tmp/DEBIAN/control
> type whatever you like
> Ctrl-D
> dpkg-deb -b tmp
> (you can even use tar and ar instead of dpkg-deb)
BSD ar, and not GNU ar as shipped by Debian, that is; see #222701 and
#161593 for details, AFAIK the problems mentioned there still apply.


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