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tar.bz2 sources in debian

Reading Raphael’s Misc development news (#2), I thought I can now upload packages with orig.tar.bz2 sources. Dak quickly replied an error, and the ftp-masters verified that this feature isn’t available (yet).

So, for people like me, who didn’t read the text carefully or comprehended it wrongly, the new feature refers to the comprssion of the .deb file itself and not the the one of the upstream tarball.

I just wonder when will it be possible to upload .orig.tar.bz2 files to the archive, as it will save me repackaging some of my upstream tarballs…

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