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E uses-no-compression-for-data-tarball

All reports of uses-no-compression-for-data-tarball for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The data portion of this binary package uses a non-compressed format. Although dpkg will support extracting such binary packages since dpkg 1.10.24, creating them is not advised except in special cases.

Except if data is non-compressible, use gzip for maximum compatibility and speed, and xz for maximum compression ratio.

Refer to the deb(5) manual page for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: deb-format, Type: binary, udeb

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