Patches to make GNU gzip and BusyBox gzip produce identical compression results

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at
Mon Sep 2 21:32:31 UTC 2019

On 9/2/19 5:31 PM, Daniel Edgecumbe wrote:
> A discussion with eschwartz on the Arch Linux freenode IRC channel led
> to the discovery of some minor implementation details lacking in the
> BusyBox gzip applet which can cause output to differ both across GNU
> gzip and BusyBox, and different versions of BusyBox.
> Please find attached three seperate patches for the solution of these
> issues.
> I've also pushed the branch at

Thanks. :D

Eli Schwartz
Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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