|Reported by:||Bruce Dubbs||Owned by:||lfs-book|
There is a new maintainer for bzip2. There is no released tarball yet, but the new repo will be at https://gitlab.com/federicomenaquintero/bzip2
This will complicate LFS quite a bit since it will need meson or cmake. We currently need bzip2 for seven packages (two are ours and can easily be changed) and build it in Chapter 5. When the new package gets released, we will need to analyze the full impact.
One solution we might want to consider is converting the upstream packages that currently use bzip2 to xz or gz and hosting ourselves: elfutils, expat, iana-etc, make, python-docs.
Some packages may offer an alternative compression.
- The make tarball is available as a gz packages.
- elfutils only offers bz2.
- expat offers xz.
- iana-etc is only bz2, was last updated in 2008, and we already host it on anduin.
- The python docs also come in a zip format, but that doesn't help. We install python before meson/ninja so there is a circular dependency there.