F21 System Wide Change: lbzip2 as default bzip2 implementation

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Thu Apr 3 10:03:22 UTC 2014

On 04/03/2014 03:47 AM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Many of the common users (such as rpm) are linked
> against the library and don't use the command, so they won't be
> impacted.

rpm does use bzip2 *command* and it would be impacted by this change.

rpm uses libbz2 only for compression and decompression of rpm package
payloads.  Since Fedora uses LZMA compression, libbz2 is used only when
installing some older third-party packages which happen to be compressed
with bzip2.

Mikolaj Izdebski
Software Engineer, Red Hat
IRC: mizdebsk

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