Follow-up Comment #7, bug #18396 (project freeciv):
> Looking at the code, the decision whether to open the file in
> "r" (text) or "rb" (binary) mode seems to be in fz_from_file().
> I'm slightly suspicious of this code; it seems to me that if
> HAVE_LIBBZ2 is defined, the probing code leaves "b" in the mode,
> even if FZ_PLAIN is eventually decided on as a method (as is
> correct for the Windows installations -- helpdata.txt is
That probably is the change that break things between 2.2 and 2.3. bz2
support was added for 2.3.
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