Introduction to LZO

LZO is a data compression library which is suitable for data decompression and compression in real-time. This means it favors speed over compression ratio.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/lzo

Installation of LZO

Install LZO by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared &&

To test the results, issue make check. All the checks should pass. Now issue make test to run the full suite of tests.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/lzo-2.02 &&
install -v -m644 doc/* /usr/share/doc/lzo-2.02


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: liblzo2.{so,a}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/lzo and /usr/share/doc/lzo-2.02

Short Descriptions


is a data compression and decompression library.

Last updated on 2007-04-04 14:42:53 -0500