Re: Linux Kernel Source Compression
From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Tue May 23 2006 - 09:36:49 EST
>> Seriously, though, if I understand gzip correctly, it uses deflate/zlib
>> internally. Why, in that case, does /bin/gzip not (dynamically) link
>> against libz? If a first step was fixing that, a second could be linking
>> dynamically against libbz2 and 'liblzma', and making it all compile-time
> Because gzip predates zlib...
So we are carrying cruft around.
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