This bug was fixed in the package gzip - 1.10-0ubuntu2

gzip (1.10-0ubuntu2) eoan; urgency=medium

  * Cherrypick gnu debbugs fixes for optimizied s390x zlib
    compression. LP: #1839123

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <>  Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:08:24

** Changed in: gzip (Ubuntu)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  [19.10 FEAT] gzip compression improvements addl. patch required

Status in Ubuntu on IBM z Systems:
  Fix Committed
Status in gzip package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  This patch (unfortunately not yet upstream acepted) is needed on top
  of LP 1825350
  (, and
  fixes a serious bug.

  It was already developed and published a while ago:

  This patch fixes data corruption issues, and thus is very important.
  Unfortunately, so far it has been ignored (there is not much going on
  on gzip mailing list in general). I would like to ask you to pick it
  up for the distro.

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