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authorDavid E. O'Brien <obrien@FreeBSD.org>2010-10-02 06:54:59 +0000
committerDavid E. O'Brien <obrien@FreeBSD.org>2010-10-02 06:54:59 +0000
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Flatten the bzip2 vendor area in preparations for the 1.0.6 import.
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+This file is part of bzip2/libbzip2, a program and library for
+lossless, block-sorting data compression.
+bzip2/libbzip2 version 1.0.5 of 10 December 2007
+Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Julian Seward <jseward@bzip.org>
+Please read the WARNING, DISCLAIMER and PATENTS sections in the
+README file.
+This program is released under the terms of the license contained
+in the file LICENSE.
+bzip2-1.0.5 should compile without problems on the vast majority of
+platforms. Using the supplied Makefile, I've built and tested it
+myself for x86-linux and amd64-linux. With makefile.msc, Visual C++
+6.0 and nmake, you can build a native Win32 version too. Large file
+support seems to work correctly on at least on amd64-linux.
+When I say "large file" I mean a file of size 2,147,483,648 (2^31)
+bytes or above. Many older OSs can't handle files above this size,
+but many newer ones can. Large files are pretty huge -- most files
+you'll encounter are not Large Files.
+Early versions of bzip2 (0.1, 0.9.0, 0.9.5) compiled on a wide variety
+of platforms without difficulty, and I hope this version will continue
+in that tradition. However, in order to support large files, I've had
+to include the define -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 in the Makefile. This
+can cause problems.
+The technique of adding -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 to get large file
+support is, as far as I know, the Recommended Way to get correct large
+file support. For more details, see the Large File Support
+Specification, published by the Large File Summit, at
+ http://ftp.sas.com/standards/large.file
+As a general comment, if you get compilation errors which you think
+are related to large file support, try removing the above define from
+the Makefile, ie, delete the line
+from the Makefile, and do 'make clean ; make'. This will give you a
+version of bzip2 without large file support, which, for most
+applications, is probably not a problem.
+Alternatively, try some of the platform-specific hints listed below.
+You can use the spewG.c program to generate huge files to test bzip2's
+large file support, if you are feeling paranoid. Be aware though that
+any compilation problems which affect bzip2 will also affect spewG.c,
+AIX: I have reports that for large file support, you need to specify
+-D_LARGE_FILES rather than -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64. I have not tested
+this myself.