data.tar.xz support added to Launchpad

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Oct 25 21:06:46 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 04:45:23PM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> But this makes me think of another question: why didn't the Debian package
> have that same Pre-Depends.  Extrapolating from Steve's explanation, my
> guess is that they don't have the same distro-version restriction setup
> that we do (i.e.  outside the chroot).

The pre-dependency is satisfied by the version of dpkg in the previous
Debian release, so having it or not has no impact on Debian upgrades.  It
impacts Ubuntu because lucid shipped with an earlier version of dpkg, so the
Pre-Depends is needed to give smooth LTS->LTS upgrades.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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