Fwd: Re: zlib-1.1.4 out - security fix

scott thomason scott at thomasons.org
Wed Mar 13 16:25:37 PST 2002


On Mar 13 10:53 PM, Rasmus Andersson wrote:
> 2. I'm puzzled. So why on earth do some programs link zlib statically?
> Maybe because there are more people confused just like me, thinking
> things are like they used to be in the good old 80's :-)

Because that way you can distribute the binary w/o worrying whether the
required dynamic libraries exist on the target system.
---scott
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