Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

Martin von Loewis (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 11:00:09 +0100

> 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.

A fairly recent copy of bzip can be found on
and all other egcs mirrors.

Please note that gcc 2.7.2 is reported to miscompile bzip. I can
confirm this report; I could not unpack egcs 1.0 with a bzip compiled
with either 2.7.2 or egcs. Other reports indicate that reducing the
optimization helps.

In any case, I think it is up to the maintainers of
to decide on distribution formats. If somebody does not like the
packaging, she can always offer an automated or manual service that
does the repackaging.