Debian Bug report logs - #220374
bzip2: --version should exit with success

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Package: bzip2; Maintainer for bzip2 is Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>; Source for bzip2 is src:bzip2.

Reported by: Akim Demaille <>

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:03:03 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version 1.0.2-1

Fixed in version bzip2/1.0.2-3

Done: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Philippe Troin <>:
Bug#220374; Package bzip2. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Akim Demaille <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: bzip2: --version should exit with success
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:55:15 +0100
Package: bzip2
Version: 1.0.2-1
Severity: minor

Running bzip2 --version triggers an error because bzip2 forgets
to exit with success after --version.

Note that --help does not suffer from this flaw.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux nostromo 2.4.22 #1 SMP mer sep 17 19:49:48 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR

Versions of packages bzip2 depends on:
ii  libbz2-1.0                  1.0.2-1      A high-quality block-sorting file
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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From: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
Subject: Bug#220374: fixed in bzip2 1.0.2-3
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 09:17:11 -0500
Source: bzip2
Source-Version: 1.0.2-3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
bzip2, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/bzip2/bzip2_1.0.2-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/b/bzip2/bzip2_1.0.2-3.dsc
  to pool/main/b/bzip2/bzip2_1.0.2-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/b/bzip2/libbz2-1.0_1.0.2-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/b/bzip2/libbz2-dev_1.0.2-3_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> (supplier of updated bzip2 package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 21:48:21 +1100
Source: bzip2
Binary: libbz2-1.0 bzip2 libbz2-dev
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.0.2-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
Changed-By: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
 bzip2      - high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
 libbz2-1.0 - high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - runtime
 libbz2-dev - high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - development
Closes: 196264 220374 231144 256251 279025 282036
 bzip2 (1.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fixed "Overly strict Depends (libc6-dev)" (Closes: #196264).
   * Fixed "bzgrep munges filenames with '&' in them" (Closes: #231144).
   * Fixed "bunzip2 -qt returns 0 for corrupt archives" (Closes: #279025).
   * Fixed "bzip2 --version should exit with success" (Closes: #220374).
   * Fixed "Several XSI:isms in package" (Closes: #256251).
     Patch by David Weinehall <>
   * Enable bzip2 to cross-build (Closes: #282036).
     Patch by NIIBE Yutaka <>
   * Fixed lintian warning "bzip2 libbz2-1.0 libbz2-dev binaries:
   * Fixed lintian warning "bzip2 binary: package-contains-hardlink
 6d4f54c8a9301413b1496f049a2fa43e 586 utils standard bzip2_1.0.2-3.dsc
 bd7d1d2e874f8845bd84c424ed8665aa 9739 utils standard bzip2_1.0.2-3.diff.gz
 17aa417d74a27caa83fb05799b533066 38068 libs optional libbz2-1.0_1.0.2-3_i386.deb
 0f14cd36dd6ff0dbe02af2f183f76b14 30226 devel optional libbz2-dev_1.0.2-3_i386.deb
 ceead98290db9ef06d83cebca403fb9d 229792 utils optional bzip2_1.0.2-3_i386.deb

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