10.14. Zlib-1.2.8

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

10.14.1. Installation of Zlib

Prepare Zlib for compilation:

CC="gcc -isystem /usr/include" \
CXX="g++ -isystem /usr/include" \
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-rpath-link,/usr/lib:/lib" \
  ./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

The previous command installed two .so files into /usr/lib. We will move it into /lib and then relink it to /usr/lib:

mv -v /usr/lib/libz.so.* /lib
ln -svf ../../lib/libz.so.1 /usr/lib/libz.so

10.14.2. Contents of Zlib

Installed libraries: libz.[a,so]

Short Descriptions


Contains compression and decompression functions used by some programs