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dpkg-deb with xz support

July 22, 2012 — BarryK
Building Puppy from Raspbian DEBs, I thought that some were missing from the repository, however I discovered that '1download' was downloading then rejecting some DEBs.

The reason is that some DEBs have xz compression, which the 'dpkg-deb' utility in Wary and Racy (and most other pups) does not understand.

Support for xz was introduced with version 1.15.6 of the 'dpkg' package, of which 'dpkg-deb' is a utility therein.

I have compiled a recent version and uploaded to the 'common' repo (44KB):



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