DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6916] Avoid bundling a modified zlib

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Fri Nov 27 22:57:49 MST 2009

------- Comment #2 from matt at  2009-11-27 23:57 CST -------
(In reply to comment #1)
> The only thing for rsync to potentially do is to have a build option for using
> a compatible, shared zlib.

What happened to, "Tridge has mentioned to me that he thinks the slight
savings in compression wasn't really worth all the hassle, so some
future version of rsync may get rid of this optimization and start
to use the system's zlib"?

I'm not saying that is definitely the right decision, just that it deserves
fair consideration.

> If fedora patched their version of zlib with the Z_INSERT_ONLY support, it
> should (presumably) be usable by normal zlib apps, and rsync as well.

The Fedora folks don't wish to be maintain the patched zlib themselves:

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