about zlib on FreeBSD
des at des.no
Wed Dec 2 12:50:00 UTC 2009
Jiandong Lu <lujiandong1001 at yahoo.com.cn> writes:
> zlib package of ms windows could handle .zip archives, it compiles
> minizip into the zip library.
Firstly, zlib is one thing and one thing only, namely the reference
implementation of Jean-Loup Gailly's gzip (aka. deflate) compression
algorithm. See zlib.net.
Secondly, Microsoft don't maintain official packages of third-party
software, so there is no such thing as "zlib package of ms windows".
Various projects (Cygwin, MSYS, MinGW, GNUWin32) ship pre-compiled zlib
binaries for Windows, but none of the four I mentioned include zip
support in their version of zlib.
> Should we merge minizip into libz ?
No. Why should we?
If you want to create or unpack .zip files on FreeBSD, use tar(1).
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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