|Current Maintainer(s):||Oleg Vinichenko|
|Source Repository:||Repository:Funtoo Overlay|
Summary: Gzip is the standard GNU compressor/decompressor, used to create and expand .gz archives.
Perl UpdatesGentoo has bumped perl from 5.20 to 5.22. Be sure to run perl-cleaner --all after the upgrade.
ARM RebuildARM systems will use new stage3's that are not compatible with earlier versions.
ABI X86 64 and 32Funtoo Linux has new 32-bit compatibility libraries inherited from Gentoo. Learn about them here.
Our forked version of Gzip adds a patch to add the --rsyncable option, which creates an "rsync-friendly" archive. This option used by vzdump>/tt> utility
Here is the full description of this option:
"While compressing, synchronize the output occasionally based on the input. This reduces compression by about 1 percent most cases, but means that the <tt>rsync</tt> program can take advantage of similarities in the uncompressed input when syncronizing two files compressed with this flag. <tt>gunzip</tt> cannot tell the difference between a compressed file created with this option, and one created without it."