RE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

Jauder Ho (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 20:20:17 -0800 (PST)

hey the .gz are there. it's left as an excercise for people to
find bzip. I don't personally use it myself so I don't really have a
vested interest in this.


On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, ADAM Sulmicki wrote:

> -> look on they are there.
> ->> So, bzip2 yeilds better compression, it's free (no patent restrictions on
> ->> algs, etc), and it's available in binary & source form for Linux & a number
> ->> of other OSs. What's keeping kernels from being distributed like this?
> Yeah, but when one converts everything to different format, especially one
> which unlike gunzip, is not extermely popular and not used for years,
> I would expect to find those bzip2 utitiles on, say,
> in tar or tgz format. I spend around
> half of hour trying to look for them to just find them only in rpm
> format and then the dumb rpm refused to install it since I did not like
> the output of uname (well a syscall probably) which said I have E86
> architecutre (instead of standard ix86 or whatever).
> -Adam

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