[FFe] dpkg zstd support

Bug #1764220 reported by Balint Reczey on 2018-04-16
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Bug Description

As discussed previously, we want to have zstd support in 18.04 to evaluate and potentially enable it in later releases.

The zstd support adds a dependency on libzstd1 to dpkg. This should not have any effect on live images, since libzstd1 is part of the various live tasks, as btrfs-progs need it. For installed systems, this might be a new dependency (if they do not use btrfs, tor, or some other tools), so an increase of ~520 KB, as that's the size of the library and the library only depends on libc6.

The change is isolated, it adds the compressor and decompressor to dpkg, please see the attached patch for the details.

The change is being discussed here:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2018-March/040211.html
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892664

Balint Reczey (rbalint) wrote :
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Since it's a non-invasive feature (+ we're already +1 on it for apt), FFe approved. Please proceed!

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: id-5a9f9b96fff3bd2877ffa9de
Changed in dpkg:
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package dpkg - 1.19.0.5ubuntu2

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dpkg (1.19.0.5ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Add Zstandard compression and decompression support for binary packages
    (LP: #1764220)

 -- Balint Reczey <email address hidden> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:25:21 +0200

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in dpkg:
status: New → Incomplete
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