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Re: where is zlib?

hsrai@gndec.ac.in wrote:
> On finding no deb package for GRASS (GIS s/w) 6.0 version, I tried to 
> compile it from source. On giving "./configure" it says header file for 
> zlib not found. I could correct that. Then it says "zlib" not found. I 
> tried to find out its location, but could not. On giving following:
> [...]
> | checking for deflate in -lz... no
> | configure: error: *** Unable to locate zlib library.
> "zlib" has to be there, as I am using GRASS 6.0 Beta version on my 
> existing installation.

You probably have not installed the header files needed to compile
against it and probably only have the runtime libraries.  Install the
packge like this.

  aptitude install zlib1g-dev


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