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[Lzip-bug] Lunzip 1.8 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lunzip 1.8 released
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:16:44 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lunzip 1.8.

Lunzip is a decompressor for lzip files. It is written in C and its small size makes it well suited for embedded devices or software installers that need to decompress files but do not need compression capabilities. Lunzip is fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer and is able to decompress any lzip file using as little memory as 50 kB.

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term archiving, taking into account both data integrity and decoder availability.

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

The sources can be downloaded from http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/lzip/lunzip/

The sha1sums are:
05241627578c45abaecd02b5929f261d2d5cb980  lunzip-1.8.tar.lz
274d12503a4e4e1a92b8dd68e15bd6e8f63e4da7  lunzip-1.8.tar.gz

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

Changes in version 1.8:

* The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes lunzip exit with error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after decompressing the last member, has been added.

* Lunzip now verifies that the output file is regular when "low memory" mode is requested.

  * Up to 6 bytes of trailing data are printed if "-vvvv" is specified.

* The test of the value remaining in the range decoder has been removed. (After extensive testing it has been found useless to detect corruption in the decompressed data. Eliminating it reduces the number of false positives for corruption and makes error detection more accurate).

* When decompressing, the file specified with the '--output' option is now deleted if the input is a terminal.

* Some error messages have been adjusted to be identical to those of lzip-1.18.

* A harmless check failure on Windows, caused by the failed comparison of a message in text mode, has been fixed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lunzip author and maintainer.

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