gzip from ports vs gzip from system

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Sun Jun 26 06:46:20 GMT 2005

Norberto Meijome wrote:
> Dan Nelson wrote:
>> In the last episode (Jun 26), Norberto Meijome said:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I had to install gzip from ports as gzip from base system doesn't 
>>> seem to support >2GB files. Now I find myself with a set of gzip 
>>> utils in /usr/bin/ (system) and one in /usr/local/ (ports).
>> I have never had any problems with gzip and files over 2gb.  Do you
>> have an example?
> and yes, the error msg from the process was gzip's msg, cant handle 
> filesize > 2 GB. sorry, dont have the original msg at hand anymore.
> B

ok, found a copy of the log - sorry, no direct reference to 2GB...

   DUMP: 66.60% done, finished in 1:32

gzip: stdout: File too large
   DUMP: Broken pipe
   DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.

the partition being dumped is

/dev/ad0s1g           107G    11G    87G    12%    /usr

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