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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: Building mod_deflate against libz.a (static)
Date Mon, 19 May 2003 14:04:56 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

>   Attached is a trivial patch that looks at the contents of zlib_base/lib
> to make this determination.  It then adds the libz.a to the objects list
> to build mod_deflate, provided we don't recognize the shlib extension.
> This is not 100% portable behavior, but very useful on the majority of
> platforms which support it.

Which part of your patch prevents this from happening on the platforms 
that don't support it?  (ISTR static linking of zlib with mod_deflate 
not doing the right thing on HP-UX.)

Does it break normal users to do it the portable way?

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