Proposal to remove zlib from the Samba tree.

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Jun 27 13:39:08 MDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 03:18:22PM -0400, Ira Cooper wrote:
> In a recent audit we found that our embedded zlib had windows .objs
> embedded in it.
> In zlib 1.2.8 (the current version) they've removed these .objs, but I'd
> rather remove a library from the tree than carry it around for someone else
> to step in later.
> I actually have the removal patch done, and it wouldn't be much work to do
> the upgrade patch.  I'm wondering what the consensus of the community is.

+1 from me on removing an external dependency we don't need to have.

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