zlib advisory ?

Don Smith midio at att.net
Tue Mar 12 13:25:22 PST 2002


"Bill Maltby LFS Related" <lfsbill at wlmlx1.wlmcs.com> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.10.10203121542100.2931-100000 at wlmlx1.wlmcs.com...
> Gerard,
>
> When you ref the ones with their own copy of zlib, are you meaning
> they compiled a copy in or they are statically linked.
>
> I ask because nm can be used to get symbols in statically linked
> object files. This might be a tool for detecting those, if they
> didn't stripp all symbols (you may be able to recognize a zip name).
>
> If they made their own compile it is, of course, more iffy. They could
> have changeed names and whatnot.
>
> I don't know if that is useful or you had considered it, but there it
is.
>
> BTW, the linker used to be able to remove and replace sections,
> effectively, relinking. Can it still do that?
>
> Bill Maltby
> billm at wlmcs.com
>

The way I read it was that the package developer grabbed to code from
zlib, probably so he could get rid of unwanted features, and made it
part of the source.

Don


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