@sneak apt-get install pigz
@alrs why are things like gzip/bzip2 installed or even available when they are so plainly defective
@sneak There are a lot of shell and even Perl and Python scripts out there that were written against gzip.
@alrs yes so why is the existing broken one being shipped and not a replacement with the same name?
@sneak I see your viewpoint. To me the path out of this is "we've got Go now, so let's accept that anything non-trivial written in shell, Python, Ruby, Perl or Node is tech-debt toxic-waste." Instead of "ZOMG BROKEN" I see the situation as "this janky stuff is going to be around a long time, and as long as we're deleting shell scripts faster than we write them, that's fine."
@alrs you have turned my statement that "the gzip package in ubuntu is pathologically broken and should be fixed or replaced" into some kind of anti-shell-script, "rewrite stuff" tangent. i'm fine with shell scripts calling gz. i like bash. i don't like a 30x slower /usr/bin/gzip for no reason.
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