Re: Gzipped .dvi files?
> On Thu, Jan 29, 1998 at 11:09:20AM -0600, Zed Pobre wrote:
> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > > If you have time to volunteer, try to fix the dvi viewer's to accept
> > > gzipped files - start with dvisvga, it is my favourite one ;)
> > The easiest way that I have found to do this under a libc5 system is
> > to install zlibc, the latest version being 0.9f. I couldn't find a .deb
> > for it, but it wouldn't be very hard for me to build one if anyone thinks
> > it would be worth it (I'd probably need some help getting the policy stuff
> > straight, so I'd be bugging you again...)
> At the moment, it would be no solution, because Debian 2.0 will be libc6,
> and no libc5 packages are allowed (modulo the compatibility packages)
$ dpkg --info libs/zlib1g_1.0.4-7.1.deb
new debian package, version 2.0.
size 23126 bytes: control archive= 571 bytes.
363 bytes, 11 lines control
28 bytes, 5 lines * postinst #!/bin/sh
141 bytes, 8 lines * preinst #!/bin/sh
15 bytes, 1 lines shlibs
Conflicts: zlib1 (<= 1:1.0.4-7)
Maintainer: Michael Alan Dorman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: compression library - runtime
zlib is a library implementing the deflate compression method found
in gzip and pkzip. This package includes the shared library.
This seems to be a libc6 library, doesn't it?
> Mmmh, is zlibc a libc5 replacement? I'm not sure if it would be a good
> idea to have concurrent libc's installed...
Probably a wrapper library that wraps functions like open() and friends.
[from a different discussion, on debian-private and now on bugtraq:
Let me check, and maybe I we can turn it into a root exploit.]
joost witteveen, email@example.com
The upstream maintainer is allowed to do things different
than Debian, but only if he has good reasons to do so.
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