5.18. Bzip2-1.0.8

The Bzip2 package contains programs for compressing and decompressing files. Compressing text files with bzip2 yields a much better compression percentage than with the traditional gzip.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 6.0 MB

5.18.1. Installation of Bzip2

The Bzip2 package does not contain a configure script. Compile and test it with:


Install the package:

make PREFIX=/tools install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.22.2, “Contents of Bzip2.”