Quoting Niels Thykier (2016-09-22 21:07:00)
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:41:42 +0200 Johannes Schauer <jo...@debian.org>
> > while there is no libxz binding for ocaml yet, ben uses Sys.command to
> > execute zcat, bzcat and xzcat on demand for compressed files. Maybe a
> > similar scheme could be implemented in dose3?
> Is there any news on this bug?

I did not find the time to implement the hack that ben uses for decompression
so far.

> It is my understanding that the FTP masters want to retire Packages.gz
> shortly before the Stretch release.

That will mean that unless some magical xz equivalent to libbz2-ocaml and
libzip-ocaml pops up, users of dose3 tools will have to decompress their
Packages and Sources files themselves manually before using them with dose3.


cheers, josch

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