[arch-general] stability of pbzip2 ?

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 09:01:52 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Ian-Xue Li schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> I'm quote fond of pbzip2's ability to multitask the compression, which
>> comes really handy when backuping large archives of server files.
>> But just heard from my friend: pbzip2 has stability issues, sometimes
>> leads to corruption of archive, and hence unable to recover them. I wonder
>> if this is true (in the sense that anyone once had a problem with pbzip2),
>> because myself had never run into one of them.
>> If so, it really a shame to abandon such a good tool though...
> I used it occasionally in the past and had no problems. Although I almost
> never unpacked one of these files.

My experience is similar to Thomas's. I used it in the past, mostly to
compress large log files. It appeared to work, but I never tried to
uncompress any of these files.

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