Desktop app error for Linux 64bit debian

Problem description:
I downloaded the deb file and when I try and install (as root) with dpkg -i dpkg -i ./replit_1.0.0_amd64.deb

I get

dpkg-deb: error: archive './replit_1.0.0_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive ./replit_1.0.0_amd64.deb (--install):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

Expected behavior:

It should install

Actual behavior:

It gets confused with the tar.zst file, I don’t even know what this is.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. download app from site (this is automatic)
  2. Switch to terminal and drop to a root shell with su -
  3. navigate to where the deb file was downloaded e.g /home/user/Downloads
  4. type in dpkg -i dpkg -i ./replit_1.0.0_amd64.deb

Bug appears at this link:

Not sure

OS: Debian 11
Device (Android, iOS, NA leave blank): PC
Desktop app version (Avatar menu->“Version”) or NA: it applies to the desktop app for Linux
Plan (Free, Hacker, Pro Plan): Free

Welcome to Ask! I have troubleshooted this issue before. I don’t remember all the details but there was some component with the desktop app that only the very latest Debian supports. Try a newer release of Debian or perhaps something like the latest Ubuntu which will be a stable version of the Debian unstable. Debian is known for taking a long time to update stuff.

Ok thanks, my system is due for an upgrade at some point so I will try then.


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dpkg supports zst compression as of Debian 12