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Bump debian control.tar size limit #273

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dbnicholson commented Jun 21, 2018

Increase the arbitrary control.tar.gz limit from 1 MB to 16 MB. We came
across an openjdk-7-jdk package that had a 2.4MB control.tar.gz and
libsolv failed to parse it. dpkg doesn't actually apply a limit to these
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Bump debian control.tar size limit
Increase the arbitrary control.tar limit from 1 MB to 16 MB. We came
across an openjdk-7-jdk package that had a 2.4MB control.tar.gz and
libsolv failed to parse it. dpkg doesn't actually apply a limit to these
files.

@dbnicholson dbnicholson force-pushed the dbnicholson:deb-control-size branch from 28c848f to d85442d Jun 21, 2018

@mlschroe mlschroe merged commit c3ed757 into openSUSE:master Jun 22, 2018

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mlschroe commented Jun 22, 2018

Yes, the limit is somewhat arbitrary. It's just there to guard against bad packages. (I'm surprised that dpkg doesn't have limit, rpm does have limits for header sizes.)

@dbnicholson dbnicholson deleted the dbnicholson:deb-control-size branch Jun 22, 2018

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