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New version of bzip2 available for testing

bzip2 is a GPL'ed software to compress/decompress files

This is a replacement package for the bzip2 announced here before.
This package was provided as a support-tool for the rpm-package that was also
announced today.

full support for the standard cygwin-packaging scheme will be added in the next
release, right now /usr/doc/<package>-<version> documentation is supported in
the binary tar.gz, support for the /usr/doc/cygwin directory cygwin-specific
documentation) will be added soon

The package is now available for testing at
(tar.gz version)
(Original Sources)

Building requires gcc-2.95.2-2 and binutils-20000722-1 or later. A fix for
libcygwin.a is also needed!
Please refer to


o dll and -a version of libbz2
o cygwin-specific doc /usr/doc/Cygwin/bzip2-1.0.1-3.README missing at this point
(will soon be there)
o generic docs in /usr/doc/bzip2-1.0.1/*
o source archive distributed as original source and patch-file; standard src-tar
file will follow
o cygwin-specific README and PATCH are soon stored in the source archive, under
<top>/CYGWIN-PATCHES/* (although the patch has already been applied to the
archive itself).


I will maintain the package


When tested this package should go to the latest directory

1.000.0000+ thanks go directly to Charles Wilson who has redesigned my ugly
dll-version and made a shing star out of it!
Without his work on dll'izing apps this all would never have happened!

Comments and test reports welcome!

--Michael Ring

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