bugged bzip2?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Oct 25 11:54:20 PDT 2010

On Oct 25, 2010, at 10:29, John B Brown wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Oct 24, 2010, at 22:46, John B Brown wrote:
>>> 	The version in /opt/local/bin is 1.0.6, installed with texlive. There is another bzip2 in /user/bin which is version 1.0.5. It was put there with the latest combined Apple update, Mac OS 10.6.4. I'll just use rm on it. That should fix my "bug" problems with bzip2.
>> Removing parts of Mac OS X is probably not a good idea; there may be other parts of Mac OS X that rely on bzip2 being there.
>>> 	It's nice that the xcode compiler found that, or the source code was set up to look for it. It's too bad the folk at Apple didn't use the later version of bzip2 in their update load.
>> Perhaps Apple will update bzip to 1.0.6 in an upcoming security update.
> 	Would copying the bzip2 from the port tree into /usr/bin work without problems?

In general it's not a good idea to replace Apple software with MacPorts versions, but in this particular case that's probably ok to do since it's just a minor version bump to fix a bug. You may want to look at "port contents bzip2" to see what all other files you may also want to copy / replace. 

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