ports have made me lazy

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 17:21:40 UTC 2009


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Vince Sabio <vince at vjs.org> wrote:
> I need to install zlib (not zlibc), and AFACT it is not included in ports.
> When I look at the zlib web site, I see that there are several (not a lot,
> but several) dependencies for the installation -- and I think, "OH NO, NOT
> DEPENDENCIES!" Or something like that.
> I blame it on ports. They have made me lazy. I am a victim. ;-)

They should have meetings once a week or something... :-)

> Anyway, and more to the point, am I missing something? Is zlib really not
> included in ports? If not, is there an automated/semi-automated means of
> installing it -- or am I back to the old days of installing dependencies
> manually?
> (I have had two servers go toes up in three days, so if I've missed the
> obvious here, well, it wouldn't surprise me. Just administer clue in the
> standard manner, and I'll get with the program.)

I'll assume you mean the zlib compression library.  I found a few with:

  cd /usr/ports; make search key="zlib"


Glen Barber

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