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high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - runtime

This package contains libbzip2 which is used by the bzip2 compressor.

bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.

bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally considerably better than that achieved by more conventional LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors.

The archive file format of bzip2 (.bz2) is incompatible with that of its predecessor, bzip (.bz).

Package version:1.0.6-1


bzip2 (1.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version 1.0.6
  * Debian source format is 3.0 (quilt)
  * Fix "insecure temporary file creation (bzexe)"
    Patch by vladz
    Closes: 632862
  * Compress changelogs with the -n option
    Closes: 646972
  * Update debian/copyright
    Closes: 619797

 -- Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>  Sun, 04 Dec 2011 19:51:51 +1100

bzip2 (1.


This package (bzip2) was created by Philippe Troin <>.
It is currently mantained by Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>.
This package is Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Philippe Troin
<> and Copyright (C) 2004-2007 Anibal Monsalve Salazar.
It is licensed under the GNU General Public License which can be
found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

It was downloa

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