Talk:deb (file format)

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I need some historic information. When .deb format was invented? Which year? And who is author(s)? (Merdok?) Where first documents on the format was published? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.32.159.235 (talk) 08:05, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Offnfopt: The Website link now points to the packages.debian.org site, which is a distribution-specific portal to its packages. I don't think this is an ideal website for the format. Initially I used a deb(5) man page reference as that seemed the most appropriate, and I'd like to know why it might not be so, beside the older URL being currently unavailable? --Guillem Jover (talk) 00:23, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Guillem Jover the dead link was the reason for changing it. I'm open to suggestions but I think the choices should be confined to the debian domain. Some choices perhaps:
I think the wiki link seems the best option unless you can find a better solution. Offnfopt(talk) 01:04, 14 October 2016 (UTC)