Sun Sep 7 08:47:00 GMT 2003
I've made a new package available on sourceware: mingw-zlib contains the
zlib distribution compiled using 'gcc -mno-cygwin' and installed into
/usr/include/mingw/ and /usr/lib/mingw.
and documentation. (Note that the dll is named 'mgwz.dll' to prevent
conflicts with 'cygz.dll')
The idea is for this library to be used by binaries that are part of the
cygwin distribution, but which cannot use the cygwin kernel services --
such as setup.exe or cygcheck.exe, among others.
I'd bet that most of those applications would probably want to link
directly to libz.a or use 'ld .... -Bstatic -lz -Bdynamic' rather than
link to dynamically, but we'll play that by ear.
P.S. Yes, I know this didn't go thru the official process, but I got the
impression that cgf wanted to include this functionality (e.g. the
speedup of cygcheck via zlib library calls instead of zcat.exe) in the
imminent release of cygwin-1.5.4, and I figured this would be fairly
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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