[Python-Dev] zlib module doesn't build - inflateCopy() not found

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat May 20 08:01:53 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:
> That's very peculiar.  Python has its own copy of the zlib code now,
> under Modules/zlib/.  That's version 1.2.3.
>     http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2005-December/058873.html
> inflateCopy() is exported by Modules/zlib/inflate.c.  I wonder why the
> last gcc line above has "-lz" in it?

By convention, the Unix build doesn't use the included zlib. Unix users
typically insist on using the system libraries when they are available,
so nobody has even contributed a build procedure to use the included
zlib optionally.


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