Re: RFS: libcolladadom and libminizip
2010/7/19 Johan Van de Wauw <email@example.com>:
> 2010/7/17 Sébastien Barthélemy <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> - the upstream tarball includes sources for a shared library:
>> libminizip. However, the upstream minizip authors do not provide (nor
>> support) this library, but executables, which are already packaged
>> in zlib-bin. The libminizip library is also used by chromium:
>> #574798 (the chromium bug is 29048). What should I do?
>> My current version of the libcolladadom package creates libminizip
>> binary packages based on the files shipped with collada-dom. But they are
>> a little bit outdated.
> I'm no expert, so don't blame me if I'm wrong, but are you sure there
> is no upstream version of minizip which creates a shared library?
For what I know, no.
> Is it a different package than the one provided here, which builds a
> shared library:
The minizip sources are indeed (and only) distributed with zlib, in
zlib/contrib/minizip. They are not part of zlib though, and not built
in the zlib
For instance, see http://www.zlib.net/zlib_faq.html#faq41
In addition, zlib/contrib/vstudio contains visual studio project files to build
zlibwapi.dll, which is apparently an alternative version of the zlib library,
with minizip functions integrated. I think this DLL was previously called
zlib too, which lead to confusion. I don't think it is official in any way, nor
built for linux.
PS: I CC-ed the list.