A Massively Spiffy Yet Delicately Unobtrusive Compression Library

General Information

The HLRN system does not meet the requirements of some software and a separate zlib-library is provided.

Read more on the vendor pages.

VersionCompilerBuild dateInstallation Pathmodulefile

For some more information consult the man-page.

Usage at HLRN

Load the modulefile

$ module load zlib

This provides access to the script pkg-config that can be used to explore details of the library installation.  The environment variable LD_RUN_PATH is set to make linking with rpath easy.

Building zlib

Installation includes

  • download from web page
  • load a compiler module file
  • run configure. Use --prefix=<install_path>.
  • run make, make test and make install.
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