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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...>
Subject: zlib breakage
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:44:50 +0300
I believe something needs to be done with the zlib- and -r2 
packages currently in the tree.  The maintainer of zlib pushed those 
revisions with a patch that alters macro identifiers, making Gentoo's 
zlib incompatible with upstream.  As a result, a lot of packages stopped 
building.  Bug reports for broken packages come in and then are being 
modified to fit Gentoo's zlib.

Breaking compatibility with upstream zlib also means that non-portage 
software, the ones I install with "./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr && 
make install", also won't build.

It's a mess right now and it just doesn't look right.  The bug that 
deals with it was locked from public view:

Is there a plan for this, or will we have to live with what is 
essentially an incompatible Gentoo fork of zlib?

Re: zlib breakage
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: zlib breakage
-- Matt Turner
Re: zlib breakage
-- Andreas K. Huettel
Re: zlib breakage
-- Markos Chandras
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