PING: [PATCH FOR REVIEW] System Zlib Support

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Sun Aug 5 21:00:54 UTC 2012

On 03/08/2012 19:33, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> :
> is an updated version which checks if ZLIB_LIBS is set on Solaris, GNU/Linux
> and MacOS X and sets it to -lz if not.
> I wasn't sure what to do with Windows but something can be added there if necessary.
Thanks for the update, it looks right to me now. To double check I did a 
quick build+test on all platforms with latest jdk8/tl + your patch and I 
don't see any issues.

Now I'm wondering whether we should just bite the bullet and default 
SYSTEM_ZLIB to true on Linux, maybe Solaris too (Sherman - can you think 
of any reasons not to do this? It would avoid needing to put in a means 
to switch zlib at startup as it could be done simply with LD_LIBRARY_PATH).


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