[Aboriginal] system-images, 1.4.2: od is broken; bzip2 is missing

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Tue Oct 6 17:41:36 PDT 2015

On 10/06/2015 11:49 PM, lamiaworks wrote:
>>> I noticed that system images no longer have bzip2.
>>> I think it was removed in an effort to reduce the number of tools
>>> necessary to the bare minimum?
>> Yup. Aboriginal itself switched to gzip compression, and the Linux From
>> Scratch build doesn't use it either. (Dunno about the 7.7 update I'm
>> doing, not finished yet.)
>> I plan to include gzip compression support to toybox (it's halfway
>> written, actually). I've decided not to implement bzip2 compression side
>> (even though I wrote half of it way back when) because the archive
>> format is falling out of use. (For example the kernel switched from bz2
>> to xz archives.)
>> I might include xz compression side support at some point, but that's
>> large and fiddly and not a priority for 1.0.
> um..., any chance of leaving bz2 in for now at least Rob as those of us
> working with T2 which still uses it (pretty please), at least until xz
> is in.

Ok, I'll switch it back on next release.

What's T2?


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