do we need to compile bzip2 and gzip in chapter 5? was:Re: Script

Rudolf Floers r.floers at
Sat Jan 13 07:30:44 PST 2001

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 02:34:13PM -0500, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> > if none of these files is needed, why should anybody install bzip2
> > and gzip in chapter 5?
> > gerard, you may have thought of sth when deciding so, please let us
> > know. (actually it doesn't hurt to install them, just i'm curios.;))
> If you don't install gzip and/or bzip2 then how are you planning on 
> ungzip/unbzip2'ing the tarballs in chroot? Sure you can it outside of chroot, 
> but that's not always as convenient as doing it inside chroot, depending 
> whether you use X or not

don't agree.
2 month ago i had tried with no tar, too, but didn't work. if it does work 
with tar and without bzip2 and gzip, i'm not going to compile statically 
linked bzip2s and gzips anymore, and ..
thanks for the hint, Richard.


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