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Y2K status of bzip2 and libbzip2, versions 0.1, 0.9.0 and 0.9.5
bzip2 is a compression program built on top of libbzip2,
a library which does the real work of compression and
decompression. As far as I am aware, libbzip2 does not have
any date-related code at all.
bzip2 itself copies dates from source to destination files
when compressing or decompressing, using the 'stat' and 'utime'
UNIX system calls. It doesn't examine, manipulate or store the
dates in any way. So as far as I can see, there shouldn't be any
problem with bzip2 providing 'stat' and 'utime' work correctly
on your system.
On non-unix platforms (those for which BZ_UNIX in bzip2.c is
not set to 1), bzip2 doesn't even do the date copying.
Overall, informally speaking, I don't think bzip2 or libbzip2
have a Y2K problem.
I am not prepared to offer you any assurance whatsoever
regarding Y2K issues in my software. You alone assume the
entire risk of using the software. The disclaimer of liability
in the LICENSE file in the bzip2 source distribution continues
to apply on this issue as with every other issue pertaining
to the software.
25 August 1999