file.tar.gz -> file.tar.bz2 conversion

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Fri Aug 19 04:59:01 PDT 2005


I have noticed that all package URLs in trunk are updated in order to 
point to $(HTTPBLFS)/.../$(DIR).tar.bz2 files. However, in many cases, 
upstream distributes only *.tar.gz files. How do you generate *.tar.bz2 
from *.tar.gz? Attempts to zcat file.tar.gz | bzip2 >file.tar.bz2 (in 
order to avoid expensive re-downloading of all packages) produce sha1sum 

Alexander E. Patrakov

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