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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003277Doomseeker[All Projects] Suggestionpublic2017-09-25 18:432018-09-24 01:03
Assigned ToBlzut3 
StatusclosedResolutionwon't fix 
PlatformOSDebian GNU/LinuxOS Versionbuster/sid
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003277: Distribute source tarball releases with gzip extension (.tar.gz)
DescriptionCurrently, all source releases are distributed as tarballs with a bzip2 extension (.tar.bz2).

It'd be useful to have pristine tarballs in other formats too, specifically gzip'd tarballs (.tar.gz).
Steps To Reproduce.tar.gz source tarballs should appear there: [^]
Additional InformationDebian GNU/Linux has both gzip and bzip2 packages available to install, but gzip is considered "essential" to the system and always available and installed by default. Regardless, Debian's toolchain can handle tar.{gz,bz2,lzma,xz} fine.

Ubuntu bluntly asks in their Upstream Guide the source to be a tar.gz: [^]
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child of 0003246confirmedWubTheCaptain Debian packaging 

-  Notes
User avatar (0019125)
Blzut3 (administrator)
2018-03-04 08:50

Not sure the Ubuntu upstream guide is up to date. They currently seem to use a tar.xz for their zlib source package for example: [^] Other examples include gmp and xz itself.
User avatar (0019136)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2018-03-04 14:41

I'm not sure what to say wrt. Ubuntu. Debian pbuilder would probably need additional configuration, e.g. EXTRAPACKAGES="bzip2" (/etc/pbuilderrc) because it's not in minimal base unlike gzip. I haven't tested this if this is the case, though.
User avatar (0019139)
Blzut3 (administrator)
2018-03-04 19:51

My understanding of pbuilder is that it runs dpkg-buildpackage in a chroot. This is provided by dpkg-dev which depends on bzip2 and xz. (I know that it's going to be installed anyway, but I'm a little surprised gzip is not listed in the deps for completeness sake.) Speaking of dpkg-dev, the source is a tar.xz according to Debian seems to prefer the stronger compression algorithms since I see a lot of bz2 and xz sources listed.
User avatar (0019698)
Blzut3 (administrator)
2018-09-24 01:03

Closing for now since practical evidence suggests higher compression is used all the time for Debian and Ubuntu. Reopen if this presents as an actual issue.

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-09-25 18:43 WubTheCaptain New Issue
2017-09-25 19:07 Zalewa Relationship added child of 0003246
2018-03-04 08:50 Blzut3 Note Added: 0019125
2018-03-04 09:14 Blzut3 Assigned To => Blzut3
2018-03-04 09:14 Blzut3 Status new => feedback
2018-03-04 14:41 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0019136
2018-03-04 14:41 WubTheCaptain Status feedback => assigned
2018-03-04 19:51 Blzut3 Note Added: 0019139
2018-09-24 01:03 Blzut3 Note Added: 0019698
2018-09-24 01:03 Blzut3 Status assigned => closed
2018-09-24 01:03 Blzut3 Resolution open => won't fix

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