Subject: Re: pkg/6901: there is no easy way how to handle bzip2ped archives
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 01/29/1999 14:27:40
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 16:52:52 +0100 (MET) Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> >Number: 6901
> >Category: pkg
> >Synopsis: there is no easy way how to handle bzip2ped archives
> >Arrival-Date: Thu Jan 28 08:05:02 1999
> >Originator: Jaromir Dolecek
> >Release: NetBSD-19991207
> Some packages (KDE 1.1 at least) use tar archive compressed
> by bzip2 instead of "standard" tar.gz. We might assume
> there will be more such packages in future, as bzip2
> compression is generally better than gzip one. There should
> be some standard way how to handle such packages, so it
> won't be necessary to hack each one separately.
I wrote a patch for gzip that identifies bzip2 files during decompressing.
That way I can "tar xfpz <file>" for all the "current" unixish compression
methods going around at the moment. Any interest in adding them to the
gzip we currently use?