GNU bug report logs - #17804
RFC: fixing the 32-bit size and time limits in gzip file format

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Package: gzip; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Petr Stodůlka <pstodulk@HIDDEN>; dated Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:54:01 UTC; Maintainer for gzip is bug-gzip@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Paul Eggert <eggert@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Dne 19.6.2014 00:12, Paul Eggert napsal(a):
> Petr Stod=C5=AFlka wrote:
>
>> Are there any news/plans?
>
> Sorry, no.
>
> One simple way forward would be to implement what pigz -tl does,=20
> namely, decompress the input stream and discard the output, but print=20
> its size.  It's slow, but it works and requires no change to the gzip=20
> format.  Is that something you could do?
That's not bad idea. However I think that general problem is speed for=20
large archives in these days. But I understand that this is maybe best=20
solution without change of gzip format.

May I will be able to work on patch, sometimes during next months, when=20
I have time. I think that patch
should add new option, which will ignore field with input size data and=20
get it as you described above.
So user will be able to set which method will be used.




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Petr Stodůlka wrote:

> Are there any news/plans?

Sorry, no.

One simple way forward would be to implement what pigz -tl does, namely, 
decompress the input stream and discard the output, but print its size. 
  It's slow, but it works and requires no change to the gzip format.  Is 
that something you could do?

We could do something fancier later, if we like.




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Hi all,
I would like to open this topic again, which was discussed few years ago [0]
and was not quite struck. Are there any news/plans?

Petr

[0] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gzip/2010-08/msg00009.html




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