unpigz is missing

Bug #538539 reported by psl
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pigz (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pigz

Ubuntu 9.10, i386

There is pigz program to compress files but I miss unpigz program to uncompress archives.

pigz should be replacement for zip and gzip
unpigz should be a replacement for unzip and gunzip

$ pigz -V
pigz 2.1.4

$ unpigz
unpigz: command not found

man unpigz
No manual entry for unpigz

$ apt-cache search unpigz

$ apt-cache search pigz
pigz - Parallel Implementation of GZip

Workaround is to use pigz with switch "d", to decompress archive...

Daniel Hahler (blueyed)
description: updated
Changed in pigz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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psl (slansky) wrote :

Bug is marked as "wishlist". When you check official man page for pigz (http://www.zlib.net/pigz/pigz.pdf), you will see that command unpigz is described there. This official man page was the trigger to realize that unpigz command is missing in Ubuntu.

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Magnus Ihse Bursie (ihse) wrote :

The distributed binary is all that is needed. If it is known as "unpigz", it will unpack the archive, otherwise it will create it.

A simple workaround is:
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pigz /usr/local/bin/unpigz

However, I disagree that this is a "wishlist". Vital functionality is missing from the package.

psl (slansky)
Changed in pigz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
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Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

pigz 2.3 from trusty has unpigz as well. Closing.

Changed in pigz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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