8.6. Zlib-1.2.11

The Zlib package contains compression and decompression routines used by some programs.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 5.0 MB

8.6.1. Installation of Zlib

Prepare Zlib for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:

make

To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Remove a useless static library:

rm -fv /usr/lib/libz.a

8.6.2. Installation of Zlib - 32bit

Clean previous build:

make distclean

Prepare Zlib for compilation:

CC="gcc -m32" \
./configure --prefix=/usr \
    --libdir=/usr/lib32

Compile the package:

make

Install the package:

make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/lib32/* /usr/lib32
rm -rf DESTDIR

8.6.3. Installation of Zlib - x32bit

make distclean

Prepare Zlib for compilation:

CC="gcc -mx32" \
./configure --prefix=/usr    \
    --libdir=/usr/libx32

Compile the package:

make

Install the package:

make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/libx32/* /usr/libx32
rm -rf DESTDIR

8.6.4. Contents of Zlib

Installed libraries: libz.so

Short Descriptions

libz

Contains compression and decompression functions used by some programs