Solaris Package Archive -- bzip2 0.9.5d

Solaris Package Archive

bzip2 0.9.5d

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What is it:
bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.

bzip2 0.9.5d 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, and approaches the performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors.

The command-line options are deliberately very similar to those of GNU gzip, but they are not identical.

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Solaris Issues
I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Solaris 8 ships with bzip2 version 0.9.0, i.e. an obsolete version. You can choose for yourself whether to install this version or continue to use the version shipped with Solaris. I've left both installed on my machines.

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Source Code
You can download the source code from

Special Issues
See the main packages README for installation information.