[arch-general] [anikom15 at gmail.com: odd compress command]

lolilolicon lolilolicon at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 03:58:08 EDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM, lolilolicon <lolilolicon at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's a symlink /bin/compress -> gzip. I assume the gzip binary is
> intended to behave as `compress` when it's called as `compress`.
> Yet it fails to do so, i.e. it's a bug in gzip, IMO.

Hmm, according to the PKGBUILD, the symlink is created by the Arch
package, not by upstream:

    ln -sf ${pkgname} compress

Weird, and why?

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