bzip2 - high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bzip2
Package version 1.0.6
Package release 7+b3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 78 B
Download size 45.68 KB
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bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor.
It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available
techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six
times faster at decompression.
bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text
compression algorithm, and Huffman coding.  Compression is generally
considerably better than that achieved by more conventional
LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM
family of statistical compressors.
The archive file format of bzip2 (.bz2) is incompatible with that of its
predecessor, bzip (.bz).


Package Version Architecture Repository
bzip2_1.0.6-7+b3_amd64.deb 1.0.6 amd64 Debian Main
bzip2 - - -


Name Value
libbz2-1.0 = 1.0.6-7+b3
libc6 >= 2.4


Name Value
libbz2 << 0.9.5d-3


Type URL
Binary Package bzip2_1.0.6-7+b3_i386.deb
Source Package bzip2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bzip2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bzip2




2014-07-31 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/control: Remove useless lib{32,64}bz2* transition fields
2014-07-27 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Convert packaging to dh(1). Closes: #754337
* Drop obsolete maintainer script which hasn't been needed for a decade.
* Refactor the build targets so that we can move texinfo to
[ Santiago Ruano Rincón ]
* d/rules: override dh_auto_clean to call make clean.
* libbz2-dev recommends bzip2-doc to fulfill the lack of specific
development documentation. Closes: #149953
* Remove lib{32,64}bz2-{1.0,dev} packages. No longer needed, we rely on
multiarch now. 
libbz2-{1.0,dev} conflict/replace/provide the removed
packages Closes: #736815
* d/ fix versionless GPL.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5. No changes needed.
* Add ${misc:Depends} to all binary packages' dependencies.
2013-08-13 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding watch file
* Updating rules clean rule.
* Updating Standards-Version to 3.9.4. No changes needed.
* Don't drink and upload release. Thanks to bubulle, habanero and 
all the Cheese and Wine orga team.
2012-07-27 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating 30-bzip2-harden.patch, hardening LDFLAGS was missing for Thanks to Simon Ruderich. Closes: #655164
2012-06-08 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bumped bzip2 priority from optional to standard. Closes: #642657
2012-06-03 - Santiago Ruano Rincón <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added 10-bzip2.1.patch to remove wrong black spaces in man page.
Thanks to Bjarni Ingi Gislason. Closes: #675380
* 30-bzip2-harden.patch to enable hardened build flags. Thanks to
Moritz Muehlenhoff. Closes: #655164 
2011-12-04 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
bzip2 (1.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 1.0.6
* Debian source format is 3.0 (quilt)
* Fix "insecure temporary file creation (bzexe)"
Patch by vladz
Closes: 632862
* Compress changelogs with the -n option
Closes: 646972
* Update debian/copyright
Closes: 619797
2011-09-04 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
bzip2 (1.0.5-7) unstable; urgency=low
[ Riku Voipio ]
* multiarchize, closes: #528143
* lib32bz2-1.0 only pre-depends on libc6-i386 on amd64; that
pre-dependency is nonsensical on ppc64.
Patch by Colin Watson
Closes: 614235
[ Anibal Monsalve Salazar ]
* Standards-Version is 3.9.2
* Fix debian-rules-missing-recommended-target
* Fix maintainer-script-empty
* Fix copyright-refers-to-versionless-license-file
* Fix info-document-missing-dir-section
* Fix missing-dependency-on-install-info
* Fix prerm-has-useless-call-to-install-docs
* Fix install-info-used-in-maintainer-script
2010-09-21 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
bzip2 (1.0.5-6) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix integer overflow
Closes: 597585
2010-09-05 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
bzip2 (1.0.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Provide missing symlinks in lib32bz2-1.0 and lib64bz2-1.0
Patch by Michael Gilbert
Closes: 594733

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