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Re: Suggestion to and how to alow different compression for .debs

On Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:03:10AM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> What about rar or mathematical/fractal compressors? For some data far
> better compression can be gained with a specialised packer.
> I realy like the support for bzip2 and I´m all for it. I just want to
> mention that maybe a more general approach could be made without a lot 
> of effort. Otherwise in 2 years the same discussion and problems will
> arrise when someone wants to use a new packer thats better than bzip2.
> And if we are about to change the rules, why not make it the full way.

With the current implementation I have, it is a simple matter of adding a
line for each (de)compressor wanted. I think we should choose carefully
what compressions we allow, as it could lead to problems if we don't. For
this reason, we should not allow arbitrary compression tools to be used.


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