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FreeBSD archivers : bzip

A block-sorting file compressor

 Use of bzip2, which is intended to replace bzip, is recommended.
The algorithms used in bzip2 are different and incompatible with
those used in bzip.  To open .bz archives, you must use bzip, and
to open .bz2 archives you must use bzip2.  Although bzip2 sometimes
yields slightly larger output, it is faster, more reliable, maintained,
much more widely used and is believed to be patent-free.

Julian Seward, the author of bzip, gives this warning:

	This program may or may not infringe certain US patents
	pertaining to arithmetic coding and to the block-sorting
	transformation itself.  Opinions differ as to the precise
	legal status of some of the algorithms used.  Nevertheless,
	you should be aware that commercial use of this program
	could render you liable to unfriendly legal action.
 

http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/compression/bzip/



bzip history


v. 1.30
date: 2007/08/04 11:40:35;  author: gabor;  state: Exp;  lines: +3 -3
- Remove the DESTDIR modifications from individual ports as we have a new,
  fully chrooted DESTDIR, which does not need such any more.

Sponsored by:	Google Summer of Code 2007
Approved by:	portmgr (pav)

v. 1.29 date: 2006/08/14 12:33:28; author: jmelo; state: Exp; lines: +7 -7 - Respect DESTDIR. PR: ports/101783 Submitted by: Gabor Kovesdan
v. 1.28 date: 2006/04/05 21:04:27; author: jmelo; state: Exp; lines: +1 -1 - Change my ports MAINTAINER to jmelo@FreeBSD.org. Approved by: mnag (mentor)
v. 1.27 date: 2005/11/22 16:04:02; author: barner; state: Exp; lines: +2 -1 - Add backup master site - Add SHA256 checksum PR: ports/89416 Submitted by: Jean Milanez Melo (maintainer)
v. 1.26 date: 2005/10/11 21:06:49; author: mnag; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Fix unfetchable master site Take MAINTAINER PR: 87290 Submitted by: Jean Milanez Melo
v. 1.25 date: 2005/06/12 00:34:46; author: trevor; state: Exp; lines: +2 -1 This software is licensed under the GNU GPL. As mentioned in the DESCR file and in ports/LEGAL, it may be covered by patents. I changed NO_CDROM to RESTRICTED. I also added a DEPRECATED line because the DESCR file recommends the use of bzip2 instead of bzip.
v. 1.24 date: 2004/07/27 06:39:39; author: osa; state: Exp; lines: +2 -0 Move package files from plist to Makefile, remove pkg-plist.
v. 1.23 date: 2003/02/20 16:44:14; author: knu; state: Exp; lines: +1 -0 De-pkg-comment.
v. 1.22 date: 2002/11/10 16:44:57; author: lioux; state: Exp; lines: +0 -2 o Rollback PORTCOMMENT modifications while this feature's implementation is better studied o Turn PORTCOMMENT variable in Makefile back into pkg-comment files Approved by: kris (portmgr hat), portmgr, re (silence)
v. 1.21 date: 2002/11/06 22:43:39; author: adamw; state: Exp; lines: +2 -0 Use PORTCOMMENT in the Makefile, and whack the pkg-comment. Approved by: pat
v. 1.20 date: 2002/09/24 09:24:30; author: knu; state: Exp; lines: +1 -1 The distfile is corrupt on this master site at the moment. Replace it with a mirror mite that has a genuine copy. Submitted by: bento
v. 1.19 date: 2002/08/22 01:41:08; author: kevlo; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Update MASTER_SITES PR: 41868 Submitted by: Josef El-Rayes
v. 1.18 date: 2001/01/16 17:30:00; author: sobomax; state: Exp; lines: +4 -4 Massive style enforcement - use ^I instead of spaces for variables identation.
v. 1.17 date: 2001/01/03 22:17:47; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Changed maintainer to ports, I want to reduce my personal workload. Maybe I take over again in the future if I have more time for this.
v. 1.16 date: 2000/04/08 23:17:40; author: mharo; state: Exp; lines: +3 -3 update with the new PORTNAME/PORTVERSION variables
v. 1.15 date: 1999/08/31 06:40:08; author: mharo; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 FreeBSD.ORG -> FreeBSD.org Prompted by PR: 13476, 13477 Submitted by: KATO Tsuguru
v. 1.14 date: 1999/08/28 01:56:52; author: mharo; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 ln -> ${LN}
v. 1.13 date: 1999/08/25 04:25:02; author: obrien; state: Exp; lines: +1 -1 Change Id->FreeBSD.
v. 1.12 date: 1998/09/23 00:57:13; author: steve; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Find the distfile.
v. 1.11 date: 1997/11/26 22:55:53; author: jseger; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Switch to a good MASTER_SITE.
v. 1.10 date: 1997/10/09 21:04:36; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 cosmetic changes, changed MAINTAINER address to andreas@FreeBSD.ORG
v. 1.9 date: 1996/12/07 09:28:40; author: max; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Now, string describing reason for defining these variables must be set when you define NO_CDROM, NO_PACKAGE or RESTRICTED.
v. 1.8 date: 1996/12/06 10:56:31; author: max; state: Exp; lines: +3 -3 rm -> ${RM} ln -s -> ln -fs
v. 1.7 date: 1996/11/18 11:15:27; author: asami; state: Exp; lines: +2 -5 Use MAN? macros. CATEGORIES+= -> CATEGORIES.
v. 1.6 date: 1996/11/12 02:17:18; author: obrien; state: Exp; lines: +3 -3 CATAGORIES+= -> CATAGORIES= Reordered vars where needed. Added MAINTAINERS where needed, many mkdir --> ${MKDIR}, install -> ${INSTALL_*}, etc.
v. 1.5 date: 1996/10/19 09:12:02; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +2 -2 Shortened Maintainer e-mail address.
v. 1.4 date: 1996/10/15 19:56:29; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +3 -3 Satoshi, the loard of the ports collection spoke: "The last argument to the "rm -f" line should be bunzip, right? :) Also, you may want to change the "ln" to "ln -s". I remember the pkg tools mangling hard links into separate files." So I did it ;-) Submitted by: Satoshi
v. 1.3 date: 1996/09/28 12:34:36; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +4 -7 - use INSTALL_PROGRAM and INSTALL_MAN in Makefile - add patch-ac to silence bzip when doing compression, bzip version info now only with -v or -V - changed comment in COMMENT. bzip compresses better than gzip, but speed is much slower, so it's not generally better as gzip where speed matters !
v. 1.2 date: 1996/09/27 20:55:50; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +3 -1 Added NO_CDROM to Makefile, because of restrictive copyright. Forgotten by: me ;) Submitted by: Chuck Robey
v. 1.1 date: 1996/09/27 11:47:05; author: andreas; state: Exp; branches: 1.1.1; Initial revision
v. 1.1.1.1 date: 1996/09/27 11:47:05; author: andreas; state: Exp; lines: +0 -0 imported new port of bpatch 0.21, a compression program, that seems to have some advantages over gzip concerning compression and memory consumption. =============================================================================



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