Updated: {mingw-bzip2/mingw-libbz2_1}-1.0.5-3; New: mingw-libbz2-devel-1.0.5-3

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 4 07:34:00 GMT 2009

The mingw-bzip2 package has been updated to version 1.0.5-3. bzip2 is a patent-unencumbered but highly effective compression library; mingw-zlib is a version built using the standard windows runtime library and NOT cygwin; it is used by setup.exe among other tools.  This is a packaging update.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-3/-mno-cygwin ]]

This will most likely be the final mingw-zlib update for the cygwin-1.5 distribution; future development will continue with mingw-zlib-1.2.3-10 for cygwin-1.7. Technically, since this is a "mingw" package, there's nothing cygwin-1.5 or cygwin-1.7-specific about it, except for the packaging tool used and the layout of documentation.

CHANGES since 1.0.5-2
o build with stock cygport 0.4.3
o compile using __USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO (avoids possible
  buffer overrun exploit).
o Split base package into doc and devel components.

Charles Wilson
volunteer mingw-bzip2 maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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