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Re: Gzip Problems

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Gzip Problems
Date: 16 Oct 2000 11:57:33 -0700
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Lack Mr G M) writes:
> |> In article <address@hidden>, address@hidden (Paul Eggert) writes:
> |> |>
> |> |> Sorry, gzip 1.2.4 does not support large files on Solaris 2.6.
> |> 
> |>    gzip 1.2.4a does.   (tested with a 6GB file after a standard build).
> There were no code changes between 1.2.4 and 1.2.4a, so both should work
> identically.

I think plain gzip 1.2.4 (or 1.2.4a) should work for some special
cases of large files.  If you configure gzip 1.2.4 with special
options (i.e. something more complicated than plain "configure;
make"), then you can get a version of gzip that will work on many
large files.  But even this method produces a gzip with known bugs,
and I don't recommend it.  I would use gzip 1.3 instead.

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