** At 13:30 -0400 on 10/03/2009, ill...@gmail.com wrote:
2009/10/3 Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Vince Sabio <vi...@vjs.org> wrote:
>> I need to install zlib (not zlibc), and AFACT it is not included in ports.
When I look at the zlib web site, I see that there are several (not a lot,
but several) dependencies for the installation -- and I think, "OH NO, NOT
DEPENDENCIES!" Or something like that.
>> I blame it on ports. They have made me lazy. I am a victim. ;-)
> They should have meetings once a week or something... :-)
If they had them, I'd be a candidate.
>> Anyway, and more to the point, am I missing something? Is zlib really not
included in ports? If not, is there an automated/semi-automated means of
installing it -- or am I back to the old days of installing dependencies
> I'll assume you mean the zlib compression library.
Yes, that's probably what it is.
> I found a few with:
> cd /usr/ports; make search key="zlib"
Worked for me. Muchas gracias.
Based on what I read at http://www.zlib.net/
The latest version (1.2.3) is in base:
I don't know if I had a screwy install (I wouldn't put it past the
stoopit sysadmin) (oh wait, that's me) or what -- but while I had the
man page for zlib, I apparently it wasn't actually installed. Someone
is trying to install some web-site-management kit on the machine, and
it complained that zlib wasn't installed. Seems to be installed now;
I guess, at some point, I'll find out if the web kit installer is
Many thanks for the assistance on this.
Vince Sabio vi...@vjs.org
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