Bug#506861: python-debian: support data.tar.xz member

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Thu Dec 27 15:59:15 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 08:26:59 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:

> Hi!
> On Fri, 2012-06-29 at 00:57:03 +0100, Stuart Prescott wrote:
> > For python < 3.3, the unxz utility from the xz-utils package is used to 
> > decompress the member which is then fed into the python tarfile module as would 
> > be done for gz or bz2 members. This is crude but works fine. Perhaps python-
> > debian and python3-debian (until python 3.3 at least) should Recommend xz-
> > utils as a result. Perhaps better error handling around the subprocess would 
> > be advisable for the absence of unxz(1) on the system.
> I think this should really be fixed for wheezy, as there's an
> increasing number of .xz compressed binary packages in the archive
> already, not doing so will mean python-debian is not usable there.
Not true, python-debian has functionality that doesn't need to look at
debs at all.

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