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Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 12:51:51 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Michael Ring <michael-ring AT t-online DOT de>
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Subject: Re: I would like to release a new version of bzip2, any objections ?
References: <d4emmssvrkjlpkng79fi422jovk85akol2 AT 4ax DOT com>

Please do. The omission of libbz2.a is the reason bzip is included on
CygUtils. I wasn't sure who the maintainer of the bzip package was, so I
never got around to investigating and trying to get a complete package
into latest.

FWIW, libbz2.a is useful for building tar with the bzip patch.

RFC: I think that libbz2 is a purely functional interface, so it should
not be too hard to create libbz2.dll. gcc -shared might make this a snap
to do, but you'll need an ld.exe with very recent patches. I can send
you a binary if you need it -- I don't think my binutils patches from
last Friday have been pushed into CVS yet...

(Is providing libbz2.dll a good idea? Even if provided, IMO bzip2.exe
and bunzip2.exe should be built using -static)


Michael Ring wrote:
> The bzip2 package is currently delivered without the libbz2.a and
> without the man-page.
> I would like to update the package to bzip2-1.0.1 with everything
> included.
> Any objections?
> Michael

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