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Home page: http://www.bzip.org/
Summary: Extremely powerful file compression utility
bzip2 is a freely available, patent-free, high quality data compressor.
bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block sorting text
compression algorithm and Huffman coding. Compression is generally
considerably better than that achieved by more conventional
LZ77/LZ78-based compressors (such as gzip), and approaches the
performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors. bzip2 is
by far not the fastest compression utility, but it does strike a
balance between speed and compression capability.
The command-line options are deliberately very similar to those of
GNU Gzip, but they are not identical.
- bzlib-devel: packaged pkgconfig file (requested by viy@).2017-10-24 Dmitry V. Levin 1:1.0.6-alt5
- bzip2recover: fixed a use-after-free bug (by sem@; fixes: CVE-2016-3189).2015-12-02 Dmitry V. Levin 1:1.0.6-alt4
- Regenerated texinfo documentation.