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zlibc

https://www.gnu.org/software/zlibc/
An on-fly auto-uncompressing C library.

Zlibc is a read-only compressed file-system emulation. It allows executables to uncompress their data files on the fly. No kernel patch, no re-compilation of the executables and the libraries is needed. Using gzip -9, a compression ratio of 1:3 can easily be achieved! This program has (almost) the same effect as a (read-only) compressed file system.

This package overrides the "open" function (and other similar system call functions) of the C library. this package uses the LD_PRELOAD variable to redirect the dynamic linker to use the relevant functions of uncompress.o instead of the shared library. The behavior of the tools may be tuned using the /etc/zlibc.conf configurator file.





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Leaders and contributors

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Alain Knaff developer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/zlibc
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/zlibc/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://zlibc.linux.lu/download.html
Mailing Listhttps://www.zlibc.linux.lu/mailman/listinfo/zlibc
Generalhttps://zlibc.linux.lu/


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