MaintainerUbuntu Developers <email@example.com>
Original MaintainerAnibal Monsalve Salazar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Installed Size112 kB
Dependslibc6 (>= 2.4)
Download Size30.8 kB
APT Manual Installedyes
APT Sourceshttp://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
Descriptionhigh-quality block-sorting file compressor library - runtime
This package contains libbzip2 which is used by the bzip2 compressor.
bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor.
It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available
techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six
times faster at decompression.
bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text
compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally
considerably better than that achieved by more conventional
LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM
family of statistical compressors.
The archive file format of bzip2 (.bz2) is incompatible with that of its
predecessor, bzip (.bz).