Bug 57392 - Wrong description in archivers/lha/Makefile [repost]
Summary: Wrong description in archivers/lha/Makefile [repost]
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: Andrey A. Chernov
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-30 06:50 UTC by IIJIMA Hiromitsu
Modified: 2003-09-30 14:29 UTC (History)
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2003-09-30 06:50 UTC, IIJIMA Hiromitsu
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Description IIJIMA Hiromitsu 2003-09-30 06:50:13 UTC
** THIS IS A REPOST OF ports/57318 (doc-bug CLASS) WITH change-request CLASS,
	since I was suggested that ports/57318 is not a doc-bug class issue **

ports/archivers/lha/Makefile says 'Archive files using LZW compression',
but it is incorrect. LHa uses LZSS (a descendant of LZ77) and Huffman codings,
and never uses LZW which is patented by Unisys.
Calling it as 'LZW compression' WILL cause confusion among people,
so it should be corrected.

How-To-Repeat: Just make a Google search to confirm that LHa uses LZSS and Huffman codings,
not LZW.
Comment 1 Kirill Ponomarev freebsd_committer 2003-09-30 07:15:20 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-ports-bugs->ache

Over to maintainer
Comment 2 Andrey A. Chernov freebsd_committer 2003-09-30 14:29:01 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

Fix committed