Solaris Package Archive -- zlib.1.1.3

Solaris Package Archive


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What is it
zlib 1.1.3 is a general purpose data compression library. All the code is thread safe. The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for Comments) 1950 to 1952.

This library is required by several of the graphics tools on this Solaris Package Archive.

A Java implementation of zlib is available in the Java Development Kit 1.1 See the zlib home page for details.

A Perl interface to zlib written by Paul Marquess is in the CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) sites, such as:*

A Python interface to zlib written by A.M. Kuchling is available in Python 1.5 and later versions, see

A zlib binding for TCL written by Andreas Kupries is availlable at

An experimental package to read and write files in .zip format, written on top of zlib by Gilles Vollant , is available at and also in the contrib/minizip directory of zlib.

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Solaris Issues
zlib is desinged to be portable. Because it uses shared libaries I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from
For more zlib information visit the zlib web site.

Special Issues
There are no special instructions for installing or running this software. See the main packages README for installation information.