lzip - Lossless file compressor based on the LZMA algorithm

Distribution: Mageia 4.1
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: lzip
Package version: 1.15
Package release: 2.mga4
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 154.10 KB
Download size: 72.52 KB
Official Mirror: distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
Lzip is a lossless file compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm. The high compression of LZMA comes from combining two basic, well-proven compression ideas: sliding dictionaries (i.e. LZ77/78), and markov models (i.e. the thing used by every compression algorithm that uses a range encoder or similar order-0 entropy coder as its last stage) with segregation of contexts according to what the bits are used for. Lzip is not a replacement for gzip or bzip2, but a complement; which one is best to use depends on user's needs. Gzip is the fastest and most widely used. Bzip2 compresses better than gzip but is slower, both compressing and decompressing. Lzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses better than bzip2, but requires more memory and time during compression. These features make lzip well suited for software distribution and data archival.



  • lzip == 1.15-2.mga4
  • lzip(x86-32) == 1.15-2.mga4


    Binary package: lzip-1.15-2.mga4.i586.rpm
    Source package: lzip-1.15-2.mga4.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install lzip rpm package:
      # urpmi lzip


    • /usr/bin/lzip
    • /usr/share/doc/lzip/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/lzip/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/lzip/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/lzip/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/lzip/README
    • /usr/share/info/lzip.info.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lzip.1.xz


    2013-10-21 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.15-2.mga4 + Revision: 539104 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

    2013-10-04 - sander85 <sander85> 1.15-1.mga4 + Revision: 491428 - New version: 1.15

    2013-05-26 - blino <blino> 1.14-1.mga4 + Revision: 428280 - 1.14

    2013-01-12 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.13-3.mga3 + Revision: 359225 - Mass Rebuild - https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Feature:Mageia3MassRebuild

    2012-12-02 - kamil <kamil> 1.13-2.mga3 + Revision: 324596 - rebuild for Mga3 Beta1

    2012-05-28 - kamil <kamil> 1.13-1.mga3 + Revision: 247697 - new version 1.13

    2012-02-22 - kamil <kamil> 1.12-2.mga3 + Revision: 211797 - adapt .spec for Mageia - imported package lzip

    2011-05-06 - Funda Wang <fwang@mandriva.org> 1.12-1mdv2011.0 + Revision: 670631 - new version 1.12