Bug#506861: python-debian: support data.tar.xz member
guillem at debian.org
Thu Dec 27 16:48:29 UTC 2012
On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 16:59:15 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 08:26:59 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > 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.
Well, obviously, not usable when using those parts of python-debian.
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