Make pbizp2 not delete input files by default

Bug #1640009 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter on 2016-11-08
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pbzip2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

It's very unintuitive that a compression program deletes its input file. Afaik `bzip2` and `pbzip2` are the only ones around. It contradicts the scheme of leaving everything as easy as possible for intuitive usage and giving advanced users the possibility to eventually do things all in one step (which would be not deliberately destroying data, but giving an option to remove files after compression).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: pbzip2 1.1.9-1
Uname: Linux 4.8.6-040806-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: openafs zfs zunicode zcommon znvpair zavl
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Nov 8 05:06:03 2016
Dependencies:
 gcc-6-base 6.2.0-5ubuntu12
 libbz2-1.0 1.0.6-8build1
 libc6 2.24-3ubuntu1
 libgcc1 1:6.2.0-5ubuntu12
 libstdc++6 6.2.0-5ubuntu12
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-12 (331 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: pbzip2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-10-17 (21 days ago)

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