Install CD with lzma compression

Christian Leber christian at
Thu Jan 5 19:18:51 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 08:38:59PM -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
> It _works_?  Did you patch dpkg to support 7zip inside the debs?

Sure, as said the install is working basically just as normal.
(besides that you have to do some things manuals as described)

> Could
> you maybe repackage dpkg with that support and put it on revu or 
> something?

Is allready in the .iso (otherwise the install would not work
And now here:
If there is interest i can supply a clean patch.

> Also I am not sure, but I don't think the signatures woule 
> be made invalid by changing the compression.  The data files are all 
> checked via their md5 sum, which would remain the same once extracted, 
> and the control file that lists their md5 sums also would be the same 
> once extracted, and it is that file that is signed ( I believe ).

Yes, but maybe it's different in udpkg. anna is failing when it does
something with the udpkg's when i recompressed them with lzma (my udpkg
supports lzma, even when it's a ugly solution) (and of course i
recreated all Package files)
I really was not able to find why it fails not what it does there
exactly, but it works, despite the replaced debootstrap, so I don't know
why it fails on some other md5sum.

Christian Leber

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