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Re: Build problem: gzip help message is displayed

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Build problem: gzip help message is displayed
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 01:20:31 -0700
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Keith Thompson <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, /usr/bin/gzip is gzip 1.3.3-patch.1, and yes, I have my own build
> of gzip 1.2.4 (it's actually 1.2.4a).  I'm a bit confused about that.
> 1.2.4a is the most recent version of gzip on ftp.gnu.org, and it's
> over 7 years old.  alpha.gnu.org has 1.3.4 and 1.3.5.  Do you know
> why the "official" release is so old?

Because the gzip maintainer has not had enough time to release a new one.

Eventually I got tired of the situation and released unofficial
versions that fixed obvious (and in some cases severe) bugs.  Nobody
should use gzip 1.2.4 or 1.2.4a any more.  You should use 1.3.5 if you
build from source.  Sun's 1.3.3-patch.1 should also be OK.

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