Fedora 9 Update: pbzip2-1.0.5-1.fc9

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-01-27 00:37:49

Name        : pbzip2
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 1.0.5
Release     : 1.fc9
URL         : http://www.compression.ca/pbzip2/
Summary     : Parallel implementation of bzip2
Description :
PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file
compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP
machines.  The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2
v1.0.2 or newer (ie: anything compressed with pbzip2 can be
decompressed with bzip2).

Update Information:

New upstream package with following enhancements:  * Now properly complains
about trying to read or write compressed data to terminal, and exits  * Updated
Makefile to force deletion when cleaning  * Added support to use pbzip2 with tar
(--use-compress-prog=pbzip2).  * Added support for all remaining bzip2 command
line options so pbzip2 can be used as a drop-in replacement for bzip2.  * Fixed
bug that would cause pbzip2 to crash if detection of the number of processors
failed.  * Now prevents uclibc from being exposed to its lack of a getloadavg
function.  * Added support for compression using stdin and pipes! Thanks to Ivan
Voras for supplying the patch to enable this feature.  * Added support for
decompression using stdin and pipes but currently limited to only a single
thread  * Added support for testing bzip2 files using stdin and pipes  * Added
support to directly decompress files without using threads when files are small
or the system only has 1 CPU. This mode is also used if the .bz2 file contains
only 1 bzip2 stream.  * Added support to compress 0 byte files like bzip2  *
Added support for pbzcat symlink to automatically specify decompression mode to
stdout, just like bzcat  * Increased max supported path and filename from 255 to
2048 characters  * Updated RPM spec to support SUSE Linux  * Updated help
display to show how many CPUs autodetect has found

* Thu Jan  8 2009 Jeff Gilchrist <pbzip2 at compression.ca> - 1.0.5-1
- Release 1.0.5
* Sun Dec 21 2008 Jeff Gilchrist <pbzip2 at compression.ca> - 1.0.4-1
- Release 1.0.4
* Fri Oct 31 2008 Jeff Gilchrist <pbzip2 at compression.ca> - 1.0.3-1
- Release 1.0.3
- Added support for SUSE RPM build
- Added symlink for pbzcat

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pbzip2' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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