@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 "broken" sounds a bit strong. I imagine that pigz doesn't create byte-for-byte bug-for-bug identical output to gzip. That would be a pretty massive project with a multi-architecture QA effort to rival that of sqlite.
@alrs if i am compressing a file and it takes 32x longer to compress than it's supposed to, that's broken.
@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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