10.54. Bzip2-1.0.6 32 Bit Libraries

The Bzip2 package contains programs for compressing and decompressing files. Compressing text files with bzip2 yields a much better compression percentage than with the traditional gzip.

10.54.1. Installation of Bzip2

By default Bzip2 creates some symlinks that use absolute pathnames. The following sed will cause them to be created with relative paths instead:

sed -i -e 's:ln -s -f $(PREFIX)/bin/:ln -s :' Makefile

The Bzip2 package does not contain a configure script. Compile it with:

make -f Makefile-libbz2_so CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}"
make clean

The -f flag will cause Bzip2 to be built using a different Makefile file, in this case the Makefile-libbz2_so file, which creates a dynamic libbz2.so library and links the Bzip2 utilities against it.

Recompile the package using a non-shared library:

make CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}" libbz2.a

To test the results, issue: make CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}" check .

Install the libraries and make a necessary symbolic link:

cp -v libbz2.a /usr/lib
cp -av libbz2.so* /lib
ln -sv ../../lib/libbz2.so.1.0 /usr/lib/libbz2.so

Details on this package are located in Section 10.55.2, “Contents of Bzip2.”