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Re: Bug#94827: tktable; Build-Depends: debhelper

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 11:45:42AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 30-Apr-01, 14:33 (CDT), Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi> wrote: 
> > You could probably do without the latter two, but IIRC the deb format
> > is internal to dpkg and dpkg-deb is the only supported interface for
> > creating debs.
> Not true: .deb files are ar(1) archives containing two tar.gz
> members. See deb(5).  (I suspect that support for signed debs implies
> more members, but not a change to the basic format.)

AFAIK, ar can't build .debs, even though they use an ar format.
There's a slight difference in the components.



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