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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
Subject: Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:48:14 +0200
On 06/27/10 20:33, Brian Harring wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 01:08:58PM +0200, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
>> * Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> schrieb:
>>
>>>> Well, at least for tar, I've experienced no problem here yet.
>>>> But: true, it might change between tar versions.
>>>
>>> The main offender is the compression program, not tar.
>>
>> hmm, I'm exclusively using bzip2 and never had these problems
>> yet. maybe it depends on the compressor type.
> 
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0025.html#the-problem-in-detail
> 
> Note also that bzip2 had another change in output after that 
> release- my memory is failing me a bit, but it was roughly a 
> a reduction of their hash size to fix a CVE- either way, same thing, 
> differing output.
Are you thinking about
"bzip2 version 1.0.2 worked with huffman codes with a length of up to 20
bits. Unfortunately the Author of bzip2, Julian Seward, changed this in
the new version 1.0.3 - it uses only a maximum length of 17 bits now. "
(Quoted from http://linux01.gwdg.de/~nlissne/bugsandproblems.html ) ?


References:
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Krzysztof Pawlik
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Enrico Weigelt
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Krzysztof Pawlik
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Enrico Weigelt
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Enrico Weigelt
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Enrico Weigelt
Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
-- Brian Harring
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