xz-utils - XZ-format compression utilities

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name xz-utils
Package version 5.2.2
Package release 1.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 428 B
Download size 81.87 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
XZ is the successor to the Lempel-Ziv/Markov-chain Algorithm
compression format, which provides memory-hungry but powerful
compression (often better than bzip2) and fast, easy decompression.
This package provides the command line tools for working with XZ
compression, including xz, unxz, xzcat, xzgrep, and so on. They can
also handle the older LZMA format, and if invoked via appropriate
symlinks will emulate the behavior of the commands in the lzma
The XZ format is similar to the older LZMA format but includes some
improvements for general use:
* 'file' magic for detecting XZ files;
* crc64 data integrity check;
* limited random-access reading support;
* improved support for multithreading (not used in xz-utils);
* support for flushing the encoder.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xz-utils_5.2.2-1.3_i386.deb 5.2.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
xz-utils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.17
liblzma5 >= 5.2.2


Name Value
lzma -


Name Value
lzma << 9.22-1
xz-lzma -


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lzip << 1.8~rc2
xz-lzma -


Type URL
Binary Package xz-utils_5.2.2-1.3_amd64.deb
Source Package xz-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xz-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xz-utils




2017-06-28 - Ximin Luo <infinity0@debian.org>
xz-utils (5.2.2-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Force a constant /bin/sh for installed scripts. This helps the build
be reproducible; /bin/sh on Debian is always POSIX. (Closes: #806331)
2016-10-08 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
xz-utils (5.2.2-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* link against libfreebsd-glue on kfreebsd-* (Closes: #840063)
2016-09-26 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
xz-utils (5.2.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* switch to git-dpm for packaging (closes: #540405)
* New Upstream (closes: #731634)
- no more "xzless error in line 49" (closes: #693537)
- xzgrep -h works (closes: #780268)
* update symbol file
* enable threads for the "normal build"
2015-06-18 - Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>
xz-utils (5.1.1alpha+20120614-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Helmut Grohne ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Colin Watson ]
* Remove build-dependency on perl; we use no non-trivial Perl modules so
the Essential perl-base is perfectly adequate, and an unadorned
build-dependency on perl is problematic for cross-building.
Closes: #697328.
2012-09-10 - Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
xz-utils (5.1.1alpha+20120614-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply fixes from 5.1.2alpha.  Closes: #685220.
- liblzma: report a LZMA_DATA_ERROR when range encoded data starts
with a nonzero byte.  This is a sanity check to catch malformed
files that no known encoders produce.
- xz -v -v --list: Support for decompressing blocks with
zero-length uncompressed data was added in xz 5.0.2, not 5.0.3.
- xz.1: "xz --robot -v -v --list" gained a "minimum xz version to
decompress" field.
* xz-utils/README.Debian: Document differences from upstream.
Closes: #685217.

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