Files missing from lbzip2 amd64 package for Ubuntu 21.10

us flag

Installing the lbzip (2.5-2.1build1) package on AMD64 for Ubuntu 21.10 (impish) appears to be missing the actual binaries.

See the file list here:

user535733 avatar
cn flag
Please file a bug report for this issue.
zw flag

As a workaround you can download and install lbzip2 package from 20.04 LTS by

cd ~/Downloads
wget -c
sudo apt-get install ./lbzip2_2.5-2_amd64.deb

and pin its version by

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-lbzip2
Package: lbzip2
Pin: version 2.5-2
Pin-Priority: 1337

to prevent its unnecessary upgrades.

BITbyBIT avatar
us flag
Thanks, that worked.
NotTheDr01ds avatar
vn flag
@BITbyBIT Good to hear that worked for you. I'd still encourage you to file a bug report on [Launchpad]( so Canonical can be made aware of the issue. They don't pick up bug reports here on Ask Ubuntu. Thanks!
BITbyBIT avatar
us flag
Done. Apparently I am the first to report this. Also, note that installing the older package as a work around gets overwritten by subsequent updates to that package and the program files removed again, since the newer lbzip2 package is still missing its binary files.
N0rbert avatar
zw flag
Thanks, I've added version pinning to the answer.

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