RFC: Comfortable Snappy (aka Comfy ;-)

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Mon Jun 22 14:55:26 UTC 2015

On 06/22/2015 09:40 AM, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> Am Montag, den 22.06.2015, 09:16 -0500 schrieb Jamie Strandboge:
>> As one who works on Ubuntu Core itself, apt isn't hugely interesting to me
>> (though I think that silo testing procedures on the phone and therefore future
>> Ubuntu Personal will have to be adjusted) but dpkg is. I'm curious what the
>> workflow will be like on a dpkg-less system...  all I'm personally using dpkg
>> for is as a means to extract the files to the system so there is no real need
>> for a full dpkg, but wondering if this piece has been worked out.
> a .deb is just an ar archive containin two tar archives  ... 
> ar vx package.deb
> tar -xzvf data.tar.gz ...
> should get you the unpacked contents of the deb ...
Heh, yes, I was aware of that. :)

I wasn't sure if there was going to be a friendlier means of doing this (perhaps
that also dealt with Ubuntu Personal silo testing procedures), but I guess I got
my answer. :)

Jamie Strandboge                 http://www.ubuntu.com/

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