[LFS Trac] #2691: Zlib 1.2.5 issues

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Sun Jun 20 11:02:31 PDT 2010

#2691: Zlib 1.2.5 issues
 Reporter:  willimm  |       Owner:  lfs-book@…                   
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  6.7                          
Component:  Book     |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:                               

Comment(by willimm):

 Replying to [comment:8 bryan@…]:
 > Replying to [comment:7 willimm]:
 > > Just keep in mind that packages outside of LFS/BLFS sometimes link
 aganst the static version of Zlib.
 > That's a bug in those packages, in my mind.
 > *NOTHING* should ever link against a static zlib IMO.  Otherwise you
 have a rehash of the problems back in ... what was it, 2002 or so I think?
 ... when zlib had a buffer overflow fixed, and everything on the planet
 needed to be relinked.
 Thanks for bringing that attention to me. I was just assuming that some
 packages would use libz.a, but now that you brought it to my attention,
 it's a very bad idea. As for the Perl Compress::Raw::Zlib issue, let's do
 what gespinasse did and use "LIB = /lib" instead of "LIB = /usr/lib", and
 see if that works.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2691#comment:10>
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