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This is a port of bzip2 1.0.8 to MSDOS/DJGPP.
bzip2 is a compressor/decompressor program with generally considerably better
compression rate than that achieved by more conventional LZ77/LZ78-based
The command-line options are deliberately very similar to those of GNU gzip,
but they are not identical.
- There are no user visible DJGPP specific changes compared with the
previous version. If you are familiar with the previous version 1.0.6,
you will be familiar with this one.
- The port has been tested by using it. I have used them only on WinXP,
Win2K, Win98SE, MS-DOS 7.10 and MS-DOS 6.22. It has worked flawlessly.
I do not konw if this will ever be the case on FreeDOS. I have never
used/tested them in that environment.
- The port has been configured and compiled on MS-DOS 6.22, MS-DOS 7.10,
Win98SE and WinXP SP3. There is no guarantee that this may be possible
with any other DOS-like OS. Due to the use of long file names it will
not be possible to configure and compile without LFN support. The port
has been compiled using gcc346 and bnu234b.
As usual, all djgpp specific files (diffs, README files, etc.) are stored
in the "djgpp" directory. The sources do not need to be configured and
must be build in the top source directory.
For further information about bzip2 please read the info docs and NEWS file.
Here is an extract of the ChangeLog file showing the user visible changes
from the last port (bzip2 1.0.6) to this one:
For futher information about bzip2 please read the man pages. The man
pages are the only ones that contain DJGPP specific information because
they are the only one that can be remade with existing DJGPP tools. The
author no longer uses the texinfo format; he has switched to xml and it
is not possible to recreate pdf, ps and html formated documentation from
the distributed xml file. Neitherless the original pdf, ps and html
formated documentattion is supplied in the bz2-108d.zip archive.
To run the scripts bzmore, bzdiff and bzgrep you will have to install the
following DJGPP ports: difNNNb.zip, grepNNNb.zip, mktmpNNNb.zip and
The port consists of the usual four packages that have been produced using
djdev205 (CVS repository code) and can be downloaded from ftp.delorie.com
and mirrors as (time stamp 2020-04-18):