maybe zlib-1.2.1? (re: Suggest to upgrade some software in base)

Paul Seniura pdseniura at
Mon Jun 28 15:33:36 PDT 2004

I've been testing zlib-1.2.1 on OSX Panther 10.3.3 and
on 10.3.4 for several weeks (across an update). 
I compiled with '-prebind -bind_at_load' replacing
Apple's own provided files there.  Seems a lot peppier,
their work does show thru.  If this isn't planned for
5.3-R already, I will try when/if I can do it on the
puny pentium2 at work to give it a whirl (anything to
try helping it along).

  --  thx, Paul Seniura
           System Specialist
           State of Okla. D.O.T.



I digged through our base system and looked for versions of contributed soft.
I found these program which could (and I think should) be easily and painlessly
upgraded (before 5.3 as 5-STABLE) because they are outdated etc... 
these are:

file - 3.41 -> 4.09
Painless upgrade and the benefit is much newer magic file

tcsh - 6.12 -> 6.13
Mainly bugfix upgrade - also absolutely painless

diff - 2.7 -> 2.8.1
Should be painless (I think) and I dont see why should we keep the old version

ntp, 4.1.0 -> 4.2.0
Another one which cannot hurt to have up-to-date and also I dont see reason why
this shouldnt be painless (4.2.0 includes openssl - benefit)

None of the above mentioned have been modified by FreeBSD so the import is
painless (with the exception of diff where was fixed some bugs but I think this
has been corrected in the new version).

I think this should be upgraded and will be glad to see so happen ;)

Roman Divacky

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