Oscar van Vlijmen wrote:
Yeah, right, like I'm gonna learn how to Cygwin (119 pages)!
I'd rather try lzip form the ezwinports project 

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that. I'll CC: this to the lzip bug list, since the ezwinports port should probably be mentioned on the lzip web page next to the existing Cygwin and old non-Cygwin ports.

For those using Windows 10 Anniversary build 14393 or later on x86-64, another option is Microsoft's Bash on Windows package, which I expect supports lzip. This also should be a way to run GNU tar, gzip, etc., which should be helpful for anybody doing serious work on the tz code and data (e.g., regression testing). See:


I realize this last option is forward-looking, as we can't expect every Microsoft Windows user to be running last month's release. But forward-looking is OK for the experimental tzdb distribution format.

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