BZIP2 in 1.4.8
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri Dec 28 06:13:16 CET 2007
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John W. Moore III wrote:
> I have a Correspondent who has built 1.4.8 from the tar.gz for use on
First, I can't recreate this (on Gutsy Gibbon/x86_64). Probably because
I have libbz2-dev installed; see below.
Second, Ubuntu ships with 1.4.6. It's a little bit old, but
serviceable, and Ubuntu is tracking upstream security bugfixes. If your
correspondent is just interested in security fixes, tell him/her to use
the Ubuntu-supplied GnuPG.
Third, most Linux distros (including Ubuntu) separate files into two
different groups: the files you need to run programs that need a certain
feature, and the files you need to compile programs that need a certain
With bz2 the package "libbz2-1.0" contains what you need to run programs
that use bz2; the package "libbz2-dev" contains what you need to compile
programs that use bz2.
I would suggest the following course of action:
1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get upgrade
3. sudo apt-get install libbz2-dev
Then try to recompile GnuPG 1.4.8 and see if that fixes the problem.
(Normally I don't sign my mailing group posts here. Given that I'm
giving sudo commands, though, I think this time it's probably appropriate.)
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