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Re: RFC: Import zlib from GCC tree

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 12:18 AM, Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
> On 13 Mar 2015 09:32, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:14 AM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> >> >> Sorry I didn't realize that we only put zlib in gcc tree, not in
>> >> >> binutils+gdb tree.
>> >> >> Will copy it over from gcc tree work?
>> >> >
>> >> > I think it would. But distro vendors might want to have an option
>> >> > to be able to build with the system zlib.
>> >>
>> >> That is why --with-system-zlib is here.
>> >
>> > At first sight, and at the technical level, this seem to provide
>> > the tools needed to support builds with zlib.
>> I am working on SHF_COMPRESSED support:
>> I'd like to import zlib from GCC source tree.  Any objections?
> makes sense to me as long --with-system-zlib and --{with,without}-zlib continue
> to work fine.  i.e. a follow up change to make zlib required for bfd/gdb/etc...
> would not be desirable imo.

The whole ideal of adding zlib is to make zlib always available.
 --with-system-zlib will be supported, just like gcc, nothing more.


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