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Initrd Dynamic

Initrd Dynamic

Posted Nov 12, 2002 14:25 UTC (Tue) by IkeTo (subscriber, #2122)
In reply to: Initrd Dynamic by Peter
Parent article: Initramfs arrives

Debian format isn't based on tar (or tar.gz, or tar.bz2) at all! See deb(5). It is based on ar. Of course, in source package, you need to patch the original of some package, and that original can be of any form, be it tar.gz, or tar.bz2, or even rpm. But the deb format is not based on them.

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Initrd Dynamic

Posted Jan 15, 2006 15:17 UTC (Sun) by pkern (subscriber, #32883) [Link]

Old threads die hard...

`ar' is indeed the outer container for a Debian package, but all files and control data inside of it is stored in tar.{gz,bz2}.

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