bin/101123: gzip -l signed value error

Michael Scheidell scheidell at
Tue Aug 1 15:10:21 UTC 2006

The following reply was made to PR bin/101123; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael Scheidell <scheidell at>
To: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/101123: gzip -l signed value error
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 11:08:32 -0400

 newer gzip is BETTER, but not right:
 this on MAC OSX 10.4:
 gzip -V
 gzip 1.3.5
 gzip -l ht-850-5.5.gz
          compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
           393954905          2690588672  85.4% ht-850-5.5
 (uncompressed should be 80000000000ULL)
 this is the gzip being used on freebsd 5.5:
 gzip -V
 gzip 1.2.4 (18 Aug 93)
 I was able to edit gzip.c to get the same 26905888672 as in newer gzip, 
 but didn't save patches due to it still being wrong.
 (by changing some of the formats to llu)
 Michael Scheidell, CTO
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