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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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