Unpacking a .deb package without dpkg

Debian is a nice distro, as long as you don’t need to mess around with its packages on other systems. Today I was playing around with the SafeNet stuff for eTokens on gentoo – and all I had was the debian package, but no dpkg command.

After looking at the package it was quite simple to open it:

# ar x package.deb
# tar xzf data.tar.gz

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