[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bzip2-1.0.2-1

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Wed Apr 10 09:20:00 GMT 2002


To update your system, you MUST download the
NEW setup.exe -- ONLY version "2.194.2.x" and
newer will work.  Older versions will have
problems parsing the library package name

Use the LATEST setup.exe.  You have been warned.


I've just uploaded bzip2-1.0.2-1 to sourceware.  bzip2 provides the
bzip2.exe / bunzip2.exe executables, a patent-unencumbered but highly
effective compression tool.

  (a) updated to 1.0.2 source, which has many bugfixes discovered over
      the 18 months since 1.0.1 was released.
  (b) splits binary package into 'libbz2_0' and 'bzip2'.  The former
      contains the DLL alone; the latter contains everything else.
  (c) 1.0.2 contains several wrapper scripts and man pages:
       bzgrep, bzdiff, bzmore
  (d) cygwin package now has a postinstall script to handle the info
  (e) Reorganized to allow automated building (only maintainers care
      about this)
  (f) You STILL need to worry about the -DBZLIB_STATIC flag with
      this release.  That will be improved in future releases, but not
       yet.  See the NOTES section, below.

--Chuck Wilson


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.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'bzip2' from the 'Utils' category.   You may need to
click the "Full" button if it doesn't show up.  You might want to
make sure you update/install BOTH of the following packages:

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is usually

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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o If you are building a package that depends on the bzip2 library,
and you wish to link *statically*, define -DBZLIB_STATIC to get the
'correct' #define's in bzlib.h when compiling the .o files in your
package. Also, use 'gcc -static' when linking your package.

o No special -Ddefine options or link options are needed when building
a package that depends on libbz2 and you want to link dynamically

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