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SubjectRe: Linux Kernel Source Compression
>> Seriously, though, if I understand gzip correctly, it uses deflate/zlib
>> internally. Why, in that case, does /bin/gzip not (dynamically) link
>> against libz? If a first step was fixing that, a second could be linking
>> dynamically against libbz2 and 'liblzma', and making it all compile-time
>> configurable.
>
> Because gzip predates zlib...
>
So we are carrying cruft around.


Jan Engelhardt
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