bin/134955: gzip always stores time stamp since 6.3-RELEASE

Helmut Schneider jumper99 at gmx.de
Tue May 26 11:20:02 UTC 2009


>Number:         134955
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       gzip always stores time stamp since 6.3-RELEASE
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
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>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 26 11:20:01 UTC 2009
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>Originator:     Helmut Schneider
>Release:        7.2-RELEASE
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>Environment:
>Description:
Since 6.3 (according to the manual) -n (--no-name) does store the timestamp of a file. With 6.2 gzip behaved as expected.

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=gzip&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.2-RELEASE&format=html
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=gzip&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.3-RELEASE&format=html
http://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/manual/gzip.html#Sample

Problem: 2 archives cannot easily be compared e.g. using CRC even if the files are identical but have a different time stamp. One must either extract the files, use -vl and cut the CRC, ...
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