Debian Bug report logs - #452329
linda: Cannot handle debs compressed with bzip2

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Package: linda; Maintainer for linda is (unknown);

Reported by: Francois Marier <>

Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 22:39:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version linda/0.3.26

Fixed in version 0.3.26+rm

Done: Marco Rodrigues <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Steve Kowalik <>:
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From: Francois Marier <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: linda: Cannot handle debs compressed with bzip2
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:37:50 +1300
Package: linda
Version: 0.3.26
Severity: normal

The ability to compress debs using the -Z bzip2 switch to dpkg-deb has been available since
dpkg 1.11 which is in stable.

Here is what linda returns when running it on a bzip2 deb:

  $ linda -i *.changes
  E: stl-manual; Package uses a newer feature of dpkg.
   This package uses a data.tar, or data.tar.bz2 member of the .deb. This
   was introduced in dpkg 1.11, but is not allowed to be used until dpkg
   1.11 or later hits stable.
  File /home/username/stl-manual/build-area/stl-manual_3.30-7_all.deb failed to process: Level 2 unpacking failed: Could not unpack data tarball

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_CA.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages linda depends on:
ii  binutils            2.18.1~cvs20071027-1 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  dash                0.5.4-2              The Debian Almquist Shell
ii  dpkg-dev            1.14.8               package building tools for Debian
ii  file                4.21-3               Determines file type using "magic"
ii  man-db              2.5.0-4              on-line manual pager
ii  python              2.4.4-6              An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-support      0.7.5                automated rebuilding support for p

Versions of packages linda recommends:
ii  debian-policy           Debian Policy Manual and related d

-- no debconf information

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Marco Rodrigues <>
Subject: linda has been removed from Debian, closing #452329
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 23:56:37 +0100
Version: 0.3.26+rm

The linda package has been removed from Debian testing, unstable and
experimental, so I am now closing the bugs that were still opened
against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Marco Rodrigues

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