Gzip

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app-arch/gzip


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.


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Perl Updates

Gentoo has bumped perl from 5.20 to 5.22. Be sure to run perl-cleaner --all after the upgrade.
2015-07-25 by Drobbins
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ARM Rebuild

ARM systems will use new stage3's that are not compatible with earlier versions.
2015-06-27 by Drobbins
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ABI X86 64 and 32

Funtoo Linux has new 32-bit compatibility libraries inherited from Gentoo. Learn about them here.
2015-06-18 by Drobbins
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Gzip

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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."


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