Newer bunzip2 won't decompress Container Linux release artifacts #2589
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bunzip2 correctly decompresses Container Linux release artifacts.
lbzip2 has long created archives with more than 18002 selectors, which is incorrect. This was fixed in 2017 but Container Linux has still been using an unfixed version to compress its release artifacts. bunzip2 is recently maintained again, and has merged a patch refusing to read affected archives. That patch has been in Gentoo since April, is not yet in Fedora, and will likely propagate to other distros over time.
Many Container Linux release artifacts are affected, over the entire history of Container Linux. Alpha 2163.0.0 includes updated versions of both lbzip2 and bunzip2, so that 2163.0.0 release artifacts are properly formatted but a 2163.0.0 system can't read older artifacts.
If it's necessary to read older release artifacts on newer systems, decompress them with
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