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cyg Simple
Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org has hit the bit bucket.  Does
anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?

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Re: bzip.org

marco atzeri-4
Am 21.09.2018 um 17:33 schrieb cyg Simple:
> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org has hit the bit bucket.  Does
> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
>

it seems nowhere.

Debian links the archive as Homepage
https://web.archive.org/web/20180801004107/http://www.bzip.org/

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Re: bzip.org

Jeffrey Walton-3
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On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 11:33 AM, cyg Simple <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org has hit the bit bucket.  Does
> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?

From https://sourceforge.net/p/valgrind/mailman/message/36403434/  :

> Unfortunately the bzip.org domain is no longer available to the
> bzip2 project. The plan is to move back to sourceware:
> https://sourceware.org/bzip2/
> https://sourceware.org/pub/bzip2/

Jeff

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Re: bzip.org

cyg Simple
On 9/21/2018 1:00 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 11:33 AM, cyg Simple <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org has hit the bit bucket.  Does
>> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
>
> From https://sourceforge.net/p/valgrind/mailman/message/36403434/  :
>
>> Unfortunately the bzip.org domain is no longer available to the
>> bzip2 project. The plan is to move back to sourceware:
>> https://sourceware.org/bzip2/
>> https://sourceware.org/pub/bzip2/

I thought it lived on sourceware.org once upon a time.  Unfortunately at
the moment the version is at 1.0.2 on sourceware and the most current
version is 1.0.6.

Your idea in the thread is good but someone already squats on bzip2.org
and register.com has parked bzip.org on a search page of links to
similar software.

You mentioned github in the thread and I see that Enthought has a fork
that is 5 years old of 1.0.6, I assume because their using it somewhere.
 There's one issue that is 3 years old with no response to it
complaining about bzdiff leaving empty files in /tmp.

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Re: bzip.org

Henry S. Thompson
This message

  http://openbsd-archive.7691.n7.nabble.com/bzip2-now-homeless-bzip-org-for-sale-tp349703p349710.html

suggests there's a recent mirror at a BSD site, but the newest I can
quickly find is

  https://ftp.nluug.nl/OpenBSD/6.3/packages/amd64/bzip2-1.0.6p8.tgz

Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: bzip.org

cyg Simple
On 9/21/2018 5:59 PM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> This message
>
>   http://openbsd-archive.7691.n7.nabble.com/bzip2-now-homeless-bzip-org-for-sale-tp349703p349710.html
>
> suggests there's a recent mirror at a BSD site, but the newest I can
> quickly find is
>

The fact that it is homeless is of course the concern.  Sourceware used
to host it but it left there sometime ago but version 1.0.2 still exists
and so does that git repository base code.

>   https://ftp.nluug.nl/OpenBSD/6.3/packages/amd64/bzip2-1.0.6p8.tgz
>
> Hope this helps a bit.

Not really, it isn't an official distribution and the version and file
name doesn't match just 1.0.6, I don't know if something changed.  The
wayback machine has a copy of the file from the original bzip.org site.

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Re: bzip.org

marco atzeri-4
Am 23.09.2018 um 06:28 schrieb cyg Simple:
> On 9/21/2018 5:59 PM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> This message

>
>>    https://ftp.nluug.nl/OpenBSD/6.3/packages/amd64/bzip2-1.0.6p8.tgz
>>
>> Hope this helps a bit.
>
> Not really, it isn't an official distribution and the version and file
> name doesn't match just 1.0.6, I don't know if something changed.  The
> wayback machine has a copy of the file from the original bzip.org site.
>

our source package also contains it
https://cygwin.com/packages/x86_64/bzip2/bzip2-1.0.6-3-src

Regards
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Re: bzip.org

cyg Simple
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On 9/23/2018 4:15 AM, Roland DOT Schwingel AT onevision DOT com wrote:
> Hi,
>

Please keep on the conversation on the list.

>
>> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org <http://www.bzip.org/>has hit
> the bit bucket.  Does
>> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
>
> It appears that bzip.org is just coming back (as announced on the
> valgrind list)
>

So it is, and from there we find:

```
Find the latest version on SourceForge.

Author admin
Posted on 22 September 2018
```

But I can't find it in SourceForge search engine and there is no link
pointing to the project at the bzip.org page.

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Re: bzip.org

Jeffrey Walton-3
On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:17 AM, cyg Simple <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 9/23/2018 4:15 AM, Roland DOT Schwingel AT onevision DOT com wrote:
>
> Please keep on the conversation on the list.
>
>>
>>> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org <http://www.bzip.org/>has hit
>> the bit bucket.  Does
>>> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
>>
>> It appears that bzip.org is just coming back (as announced on the
>> valgrind list)
>>
>
> So it is, and from there we find:
>
> ```
> Find the latest version on SourceForge.
>
> Author admin
> Posted on 22 September 2018
> ```

Something looks fishy to me.

I don't think an old school guy like Sewards would be running a
WordPress site. They would use plain HTML 3 crafted in Vi or Emacs.
They would also probably avoid SourceForge due to the malware
packaging of old.

Finally, WHOIS does not indicate Sewards is the owner. They are still
showing register.com.

I would not trust any downloads from that site.

Jeff

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Re: bzip.org

Keith Christian-2
Author Julian Seward's Wikipedia page contains nothing out of the
ordinary, works at Mozilla according to the Wikipedia page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Seward

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 3:42 PM Jeffrey Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:17 AM, cyg Simple <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > On 9/23/2018 4:15 AM, Roland DOT Schwingel AT onevision DOT com wrote:
> >
> > Please keep on the conversation on the list.
> >
> >>
> >>> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org <http://www.bzip.org/>has hit
> >> the bit bucket.  Does
> >>> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
> >>
> >> It appears that bzip.org is just coming back (as announced on the
> >> valgrind list)
> >>
> >
> > So it is, and from there we find:
> >
> > ```
> > Find the latest version on SourceForge.
> >
> > Author admin
> > Posted on 22 September 2018
> > ```
>
> Something looks fishy to me.
>
> I don't think an old school guy like Sewards would be running a
> WordPress site. They would use plain HTML 3 crafted in Vi or Emacs.
> They would also probably avoid SourceForge due to the malware
> packaging of old.
>
> Finally, WHOIS does not indicate Sewards is the owner. They are still
> showing register.com.
>
> I would not trust any downloads from that site.
>
> Jeff
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Re: bzip.org

cyg Simple
On 10/1/2018 4:51 PM, Keith Christian wrote:
> Author Julian Seward's Wikipedia page contains nothing out of the
> ordinary, works at Mozilla according to the Wikipedia page.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Seward
>

This says nothing about the status of bzip.org.  While it's a good
historical biography about Julian, it doesn't give a status of where
bzip2 is being managed and the maintainers choice of download for the
software.

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Re: bzip.org

Keith Christian-2
Ok sorry for the noise.  I should know better by now.
On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 5:24 PM cyg Simple <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On 10/1/2018 4:51 PM, Keith Christian wrote:
> > Author Julian Seward's Wikipedia page contains nothing out of the
> > ordinary, works at Mozilla according to the Wikipedia page.
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Seward
> >
>
> This says nothing about the status of bzip.org.  While it's a good
> historical biography about Julian, it doesn't give a status of where
> bzip2 is being managed and the maintainers choice of download for the
> software.
>
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Re: bzip.org

cyg Simple
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On 9/21/2018 11:33 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org has hit the bit bucket.  Does
> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?

I've created a SF project, uploaded the 1.0.6 pristine source file and
created a SF git repository for that source.  I would like others to
help manage this project, anyone interested please contact me directly.
I didn't think this precious source code should just lay in wait for
other wolves and just took the initiative to keep it publicly available
and open.  I don't think we should worry with a web URL at the moment
since SF provides a wiki with its projects.  In 3 days the uploaded file
has been downloaded 15 times so there is definitely interest it this
project.

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