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Short:Y2K patches for LZX 1.21r
Author:Mikolaj Calusinski <bloelle at priv.gold.pl>
Uploader:Mikolaj Calusinski <bloelle priv gold pl>
Type:util/arc
Version:2.0 ;)
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2000-01-11
Download:http://aminet.net/util/arc/LZX121r_pch.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/arc/LZX121r_pch.readme
Downloads:3698

Bugfix release: Y2K dates were set wrong on systems without locale.library.
Thanks for the reports to Bablos and Stefano Fenili.

Here you can find my quick patches for all versions of LZX 1.21 registered
dealing with Year 2000 problems. I made these fixes to be as transparent as
possible with special care not to cause any damage to (de)compressing
routines. Tests show that everything runs fine, however I take no
responsibility for any possible damage these patches may cause, etc. Use at
your own risk. Hopefully Jonathan Forbes will be so kind (again) to release an
official update soon.

Patched versions of LZX should store/restore/list correct dates upto 2033. In
2034 the new revision of data header will be needed as currently the program
stores year using 6 bits only; 2034-1970=64 and 64 requires 7 bits.

Installation: use freely distributable GPatch program (included) on exe files
from original LZX 1.21r distribution (it can be found on Aminet as
'lzx121r1.lha' in 'util/arc' directory). Now choose the executable which is
suitable for your CPU and enter f.ex.:
'GPatch LZX_68040r LZX121r.gpch ram:lzx'

LZX is Copyright © 1995 Data Compression Technologies
GPatch is Copyright © 1997, 1998 Ralf Gruner


Contents of util/arc/LZX121r_pch.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                11567   19160  60.4% -lh5- 30a1 Feb 27  1998 GPatch
[generic]                  465     763  60.9% -lh5- 75c6 Jan 11  2000 LZX121r.gpch
[generic]                  810    1397  58.0% -lh5- 0e48 Jan 11  2000 LZX121r_pch.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         3 files   12842   21320  60.2%            Jan 11  2000

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