lzma - Compression and decompression in the LZMA format - command line utility

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: lzma
Package version: 9.22
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 144 B
Download size: 53.96 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
The Lempel-Ziv Markov-chain Algorithm is a compression method based on the famous LZ77 algorithm, and was first introduced by 7-Zip for use in 7z archives. Its main characteristics are a very high compression ratio, with high RAM usage, and fast decompression, with low RAM usage. These properties make it well suited to embedded uses, such as for ROM (firmware) compression. This package provides the lzma command line utility, which has a familiar gzip-like interface.



  • xz-lzma << 5.1.1alpha+20110809-2


    Binary package: lzma_9.22-2_amd64.deb
    Source package: lzma

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install lzma deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install lzma


    • /usr/bin/lzmp
    • /usr/share/doc/lzma/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lzma/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lzma/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/lzma/examples/deb-lzma
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lzmp.1.gz


    2012-01-08 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (9.22-2) unstable; urgency=low * Upload to unstable. * Previous upload removed lzma-source. (Closes: #651796) * Prevent /dev/null removal while testing a file. (Closes: #550543)

    2011-09-03 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (9.22-1) experimental; urgency=low [ Mohammed Adnène Trojette ] * New upstream release (Closes: #460501, #518365) + LZMA SDK is placed in the public domain since 4.62. * Update debian/patches/02_lzmp.diff. * Switch packaging under the terms of the BSD license. * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format + debian/control: Build-Depends - drop quilt. - bump debhelper dependency to 8.0.0. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 * Drop lzma-source package. It doesn't work with current kernels and SquashFS XZ is part of the standard kernel now. Patch courtesy of Jonathan Nieder. (Closes: #470893, #553707, #466582) * Update file list in lzma-dev. (Closes: #614417) * Fix and improve descriptions. (Closes: #535776, #540469) * Add deb-lzma script to convert a deb package to LZMA format. Script courtesy of Roger Millan. (Closes: #536275) * Add Jonathan Nieder as comaintainer. [ Jonathan Nieder ] * Bump debhelper compatibility to 7. * Manage lzma, unlzma, and lzcat through the alternatives system. Conflicts: xz-lzma (<< 5.1.1alpha+20110809-2). (Closes: #547802)

    2008-06-16 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (4.43-14) unstable; urgency=low * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0. * Drop lzma-alone from Recommends. * Don't build lzma-source when binary-indep target is not called. (Closes: #486419)

    2008-06-04 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (4.43-13) unstable; urgency=low * Split lzma binary package into: + lzma-alone: with /usr/bin/lzma_alone. (Closes: #475111) + lzma (recommending lzma-alone): with the rest. * No need for a quilt patch to add a manpage... * Move development documentation to lzma-dev. (Closes: #475110)

    2007-12-08 - Arnaud Fontaine <arnau@debian.org> lzma (4.43-12) unstable; urgency=low * Update sqlzma patch (needed for squashfs): + Backport sqlzma patch to LZMA SDK 4.43. + Update 04_sqlzma_h.diff.

    2007-12-07 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (4.43-11) unstable; urgency=low * Upload to unstable. [ Arnaud Fontaine ] * lzma-dev should be part of the Build-Depends only and not a dependency inside the resulting kernel modules package. Thanks to Michael Prokop. (Closes: #452868) * Support cross building. Thanks to Neil Williams for the patch. (Closes: #451598) * debian/control*: + Add Homepage field (dpkg supports it now). + Add Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser field (dpkg support them now). + Update my email address to arnau@debian.org. + Update Standards-Version to 3.7.3. No changes needed. [ Mohammed Adnène Trojette ] * Don't ship /usr/share/doc/lzma/LGPL.txt.gz. (Closes: #453922) * debian/copyright: + Include a copy of the CPL license. (Closes: #453924)

    2007-10-18 - Arnaud Fontaine <arnaud@andesi.org> lzma (4.43-10) experimental; urgency=low * debian/control: + Add myself as Uploaders. * debian/docs: + Remove useless LGPL.txt file because it is already provided by Debian. * Install history.txt as the changelog in /usr/share/doc/. * Add support for squashfs. (Closes: #443844). + Add lzma-dev which contains headers and static libraries. + Add lzma-source which contains kernel modules needed for squashfs. + Add patch from sqlzma project.

    2007-08-04 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (4.43-9) unstable; urgency=low * Remove reference to missing chapter in manpage. (Closes: #424612) * Remove redundancies in manpage. (Closes: #435612)

    2007-07-24 - Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> lzma (4.43-8) unstable; urgency=low * Update lzmp.cpp patch to allow symlinks decompression to stdout. * Correct watch file.