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    SubjectRe: Linux Kernel Source Compression
    >> > Any idea why this wasn't done for bzip2?
    >> Yes, the bzip2 author I have been told was originally planning to do that,
    >> but then thought it would be harder to deploy that way (because gzip is a
    >> core utility, and people are nervous about making it larger.)

    I'd say that concern is valid.

    >It's a bit of a shame bzip2 even exists, really. It really would be better if
    >there was one unified, pluggable archiver on UNIX (and portables).

    Would You Like To Contribute(tm)? :)
    Whenever a program is missing, someone is there to write it.

    Jan Engelhardt
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