Support Ubuntu uploads of .debs using control.tar.xz

Bug #1640280 reported by Colin Watson on 2016-11-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Debian is considering switching to control.tar.xz by default:

  https://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2016/07/msg00016.html

The Ubuntu archive doesn't support this yet. In order to do so, we need a few minor changes to Launchpad's upload checks.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-08
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-08
description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Actually, the dpkg task here is nonsense, sorry. We don't use dpkg to extract .debs in the uploader, only ar and python-apt. We already have a new enough version of python-apt, so I think that it's just a matter of fixing up our explicit restrictions.

no longer affects: dpkg (Ubuntu Precise)
no longer affects: dpkg (Ubuntu)
tags: added: lp-soyuz soyuz-upload trivial
Changed in launchpad:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-11
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-14
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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