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[Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.6 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.6 released
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:37:53 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lzlib 1.6.

Lzlib is a compression library providing in-memory LZMA compression and
decompression functions, including integrity checking of the
decompressed data. The compressed data format used by lzlib is the lzip
format. Lzlib is written in C.

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term data archiving. It is clean, provides very safe 4 factor integrity checking, and is backed by the recovery capabilities of lziprecover.

A nice feature of the lzip format is that a corrupt byte is easier to repair the nearer it is from the beginning of the file. Therefore, with the help of lziprecover, losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.

The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzlib.html

The sources can be downloaded from

Please, note that I have created the subdirectory 'lzlib' in order to leave every tarball in its place "permanently" (instead of moving old tarballs to the "old" directory). This will break some things now (like watch files), but I have been told that it will be easier for distros this way. Sorry for the inconveniences.

The sha1sums are:
4f17d1eb24b6567b34df71004bd980881dfcaee4  lzlib-1.6.tar.lz
4a24e4d17df3fd90f53866ace922c831f26600f6  lzlib-1.6.tar.gz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.6:

  * Compression ratio of option -9 has been slightly increased.

  * The configure script now accepts the option "--disable-static".

  * Improved portability to BSD systems:

    * The configure script now accepts the option "--disable-ldconfig".

    * "make install" now ignores any errors from ldconfig.

* Minilzip now copies file dates, permissions, and ownership like "cp -p". (If the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared).

  * "lzlib.texinfo" has been renamed to "lzlib.texi".

* The license has been changed to "GPL version 2 or later with link exception".

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lzlib author and maintainer.

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