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bug#23023: Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and Gzip 1.3.12

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#23023: Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and Gzip 1.3.12
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:43:45 -0700

tags 23023 notabug

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/15/2016 01:16 PM, Kishan c Gollapudi wrote:
>> Not finding any other differences, we wondered if that back-level
>> of
>> gzip would cause the problem????!
> Doesn't ring a bell. Anything's possible.
> RHEL 6.7 has gzip 1.3.12 so it is a bit odd that your customer is running
> 1.3.3. 1.3.3 is reeeally old and has a lot of security bugs. The GNU project
> no longer distributes 1.3.3, even as an old release, so we can't easily
> debug any problems involving 1.3.3. Maybe the customer has an old
> user-installed binary of gzip 1.3.3? If so, I'd be suspicious of it, and
> suggest removing it and using the gzip that comes with RHEL.

Thanks for the report.
I'm marking the auto-created issue as "done" and "not a bug",
since it does not appear to be a problem with any recent version.

You're welcome to continue replying here, and we'll all still be
able to discuss. FYI, it's all archived at http://bugs.gnu.org/23023

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