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Installing zlib onto Linux servers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by billau, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. billau

    billau Well-Known Member

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    What is zlib?

    zlib is designed to be a free, general-purpose, legally unencumbered -- that is, not covered by any patents -- lossless data-compression library for use on virtually any computer hardware and operating system.

    The zlib data format is itself portable across platforms. Unlike the LZW compression method used in Unix compress(1) and in the GIF image format, the compression method currently used in zlib essentially never expands the data. (LZW can double or triple the file size in extreme cases.) zlib's memory footprint is also independent of the input data and can be reduced, if necessary, at some cost in compression.

    You can get more information and download zlib at http://www.gzip.org/zlib/

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    First, we need to download the latest versions of zlib from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/...ib-1.1.4.tar.gz and place it in the /usr/local/src directory on your server.

    From the shell prompt:


    # cd /usr/local/src
    # tar xfz zlib.tar.gz
    # cd zlib-1.1.4
    # ./configure –-prefix=/usr/local/zlib
    # make
    # make install
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    ...and if you have an RPM based system, do not do this or you could really screw up your whole server :rolleyes:
     
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