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Re: Gzip Problems

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Gzip Problems
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 11:13:00 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

|> 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.

Where is this version available?  It does not seem to exist on ftp.gnu.org
(at least not on our mirror).


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