[erlang-questions] Using system's zlib

Gaspar Chilingarov <>
Fri Jul 6 09:04:11 CEST 2007

Christian Faulhammer wrote:
> Gaspar Chilingarov <>:
>> Christian Faulhammer wrote:
>>> is there an easy way to avoid building against erlang's internal
>>> zlib so  the one from the system is used?  If not, could a simple
>>> way be added?
>> AFAIK no, because erlang's zlib is heavily patched :)
>  Doh.  I don't really like that...is there any chance that one day
> erlang can use vanilla zlib?  How heavy are the patches?  Could zlib
> upstream integrate them?
> V-Li

at current moment erlang uses zlib v. 1.2.3, which is the latest 
according to zlib's official site.

About patches -- it took me about 1-2 day to merge in new version of 
zlib to erlang sources :)

In other hand -- what's the reason to include system zlib, if now it's 
shipped with latest version of zlib?


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