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RFS: rzip: A compression utility that works well for large files


I'm seeking a sponsor for the package rzip.  rzip is very efficient in
compressing large files because it has an effective buffer of 900MB -
bzip2 has one of 32KB.  It's slower than bzip2 and cannot be used in a
pipe, but the results are worth it - see the homepage for some

Here's the relevant information:

Package name: rzip
Version: 2.0
Upstream author: Andrew Tridgell <rzip@tridgell.net>
URL: http://rzip.samba.org/
License: GPL
Description: compression program for large files
 rzip is a compression program able to take advantage of
 long distance redundancies in files, allowing greater
 compression ratios.  rzip has an effective history buffer
 of 900 MB.  However, rzip cannot read from standard input
 or write to standard output.

I'd be grateful to anyone who would sponsor this package.  It will close
wnpp bug #236690 [1].  It is available from my webpage [2], and is
lintian and linda clean.

Thanks for your time,

Alec Berryman

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=236690
[2] http://www.bowdoin.edu/~aberryma/rzip/

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