ports have made me lazy
vince at vjs.org
Sat Oct 3 18:49:34 UTC 2009
** At 13:30 -0400 on 10/03/2009, illoai at gmail.com wrote:
>2009/10/3 Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at gmail.com>:
> > 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... :-)
If they had them, I'd be a candidate.
> >> 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'll assume you mean the zlib compression library.
Yes, that's probably what it is.
> > I found a few with:
> > cd /usr/ports; make search key="zlib"
Worked for me. Muchas gracias.
>Based on what I read at http://www.zlib.net/
>The latest version (1.2.3) is in base:
I don't know if I had a screwy install (I wouldn't put it past the
stoopit sysadmin) (oh wait, that's me) or what -- but while I had the
man page for zlib, I apparently it wasn't actually installed. Someone
is trying to install some web-site-management kit on the machine, and
it complained that zlib wasn't installed. Seems to be installed now;
I guess, at some point, I'll find out if the web kit installer is
Many thanks for the assistance on this.
Vince Sabio vince at vjs.org
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