bzip2: High-quality data compressor

Description

bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor.

It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.

License

BSD-style

Upstream Contact

Dependencies

None

Special Update/Build Instructions

This package must not be bzip2 compressed, so create it using

tar c bzip2-1.0.6 | gzip --best >bzip2-1.0.6.spkg

The build system has been autotoolized based on a patch by the Suse folk at http://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/suse/people/sbrabec/bzip2/for_downstream/bzip2-1.0.6-autoconfiscated.patch

See patches/autotools and spkg-src for details.

Type

standard

Version Information

package-version.txt:

1.0.6-20150304.p0

Equivalent System Packages

conda:

$ conda install bzip2

cygwin:

$ apt-cyg install bzip2 libbz2-devel

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  libbz2-dev bzip2

Fedora/Redhat/CentOS:

$ sudo yum install  bzip2 bzip2-devel

homebrew:

$ brew install bzip2

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install bzip2 "pkgconfig(bzip2)"

slackware:

$ sudo slackpkg install bzip2

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  bzip2-devel

See https://repology.org/project/bzip2/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.