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RE: Format of .deb files

>From: 	J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)[SMTP:jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl]
>> Presumably, .deb files are internally some form of tar/cpio archive - can
>> I get at the tar so that I can unpack it (I have Windows gzip, tar, etc
>> utilities).
>deb(5) documents the format. Basically, it's an ar(1) archive containing
>tar.gz archives.

Great. I'll pick up man 5 deb tonight and I can start hacking...

>> If not, is there any other way I can browse the documentation (/usr/doc,
>> /usr/man, /usr/info) for debian while not actually at a PC with debian
>> running?
>Perhaps setting up a dwww server is an option. (see
>> Is it available on the web?
>See http://dwww.jimpick.com/dwww/ for a demo.

Actually, this gives me 90% of what I need directly. Brilliant!

Thanks for the help. I think that's the record for the fastest ever help
I've ever had with a problem - your reply was back in a few minutes
after I posted!!!


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