Debian Bug report logs - #688896
ITP: fpm -- Effing Package Management

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Dan Kegel <dank@kegel.com>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:30:01 UTC

Owned by: Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org>

Severity: wishlist

Done: Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Hi Laurent,

I had a look at fpm a while back, but the way it's implemented makes it
a pretty bad idea, in my opinion. It will generate a .deb file by
running tar and ar etc manually, completely bypassing what dpkg does.

While this happens to work and *might* be the right thing to do on
non-Debian systems, I don't think it's something a tool in Debian should
do. Please consider at least patching it so it uses dpkg behind the
radar, rather than trying to bypass it entirely.

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