[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: gzip-1.7-2
Eric Blake (cygwin)
Wed Apr 20 05:33:00 GMT 2016
A new release of gzip, 1.7-2, has been uploaded and will soon reach a
mirror near you; leaving the previous version at 1.7-1.
This is a bug fix build for the recently-reported upstream 'gzip -l'
regression. For more details on the upstream changes, see the
documentation in /usr/share/doc/gzip/.
GNU Gzip is a popular data compression program originally written by
Jean-loup Gailly for the GNU project. Mark Adler wrote the decompression
part. It was developed as a replacement for compress because of Unisys
and IBM patents covering the LZW algorithm at the time. The superior
compression ratio of gzip is just a bonus.
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 'gzip'
in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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