Proposal to remove zlib from the Samba tree.

Ira Cooper ira at
Fri Jun 27 14:18:43 MDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at>

> 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.
> What fails if we don't have it available?

I actually turned it into a hard dependency in waf, so "configure" for now.

As far as what we actually use it for: NDR compression as far as I can tell.

Though there is a random zlib.h check in libreplace I can't explain...


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