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The zlibc package allows transparent on the fly uncompression of gzipped files. Your programs will be able to access any compressed file, just as if they were uncompressed. Zlibc will transparently uncompresses the data from these files as soon as they are read, just as a compressed filesystem would do. No kernel patch, no recompilation of these executables and no recompilation of the libraries is needed.
It is not (yet) possible execute compressed files with zlibc. However,
there is another package, called
tcx, which is able to uncompress
executables on the fly. On the other hand
tcx isn't able to
uncompress data files on the fly. Fortunately, the both zlibc and tcx
may coexist on the same machine without problems.
This documentation looks most pretty when printed or as html. Indeed, in the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the confusing quoting conventions of info.
1. Where to get zlibc Where to get zlibc and early bug fixes 2. Installing zlibc How to install zlibc 3. Using zlibc How to configure your system to use zlibc 4. How it works The general principles behind zlibc 5. Customization How to customize zlibc to your needs 6. Porting zlibc How to port zlibc to new architectures Variable index Variable Index Concept index Concept Index
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