Proposal to remove zlib from the Samba tree.

jelmer at jelmer at
Sat Jun 28 01:37:57 MDT 2014

I like the idea of removing it and always using the system zlib. 

Please make sure that the build farm hosts all have zlib installed in a way that Samba can use it.



On 27 June 2014 20:18:22 BST, Ira Cooper <ira at> 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
>rather remove a library from the tree than carry it around for someone
>to step in later.
>I actually have the removal patch done, and it wouldn't be much work to
>the upgrade patch.  I'm wondering what the consensus of the community

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