Zlib is a library that provides a general-purpose, legally unencumbered, that is, not covered by any patents, lossless data-compression library. The compression method, an LZ77 variant called deflation, emits compressed data as a sequence of blocks. You can find more about zlib on the zlib web site:

Building Zlib

The package builds the library from the original source code.

# Download and unpack the source code for Zlib # Configure the package # Make just the libz.a library # Install the library

$ wget $ tar zxf zlib-1.2.3.tar.gz $ cd zlib-1.2.3 $ CC=m68k-rtems-gcc ./configure --prefix=/opt/rtems $ make libz.a $ make install

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