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zlib.h required even when using --with-miniz

By andygoth on 2018-09-22 00:02:27 [link]

I am unable to build using --with-miniz because shell.c requires zlib.h.

Yes, this particular system lacks zlib.h. I don't know why. I didn't set it up, but I'm stuck with it.

$ f info
checkout: bd2bf81c352f67940f1cfbb8556ff94c65858680 2018-08-31 13:05:36 UTC
$ ./configure --with-miniz --with-openssl=none
Host System...x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Build System...x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
C compiler... cc -g -O2
C++ compiler... c++ -g -O2
Build C
Checking for stdlib.h...ok
Checking for uint32_t...ok
Checking for uint16_t...ok
Checking for int16_t...ok
Checking for uint8_t...ok
Checking for pread...ok
Checking for tclsh...ok
Legacy mv/rm support enabled
Checking libs for iconv...none needed
Using miniz for compression
Checking libs for gethostbyname...none needed
Checking libs for socket...none needed
Checking libs for
Checking for utime...ok
Checking for usleep...ok
Checking for strchrnul...ok
Checking for pledge...not found
Checking for backtrace...ok
Checking for getloadavg...ok
Checking for getpassphrase...not found
Checking libs for getpass...none needed
Checking libs for sin...-lm
Checking libs for
Checking for dlopen in dl...-ldl
Created Makefile from
Created autoconfig.h
$ make
cc ... -c src/shell.c -o bld/shell.o
src/shell.c:4052:18: error: zlib.h: No such file or directory
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Tikanga)
CentOS release 5.8 (Final)

By drh on 2018-09-22 16:27:55

Your work-around, pending a proper fix (which will be tricky), is to manually edit the src/ file to disable all occurrences of SQLITE_HAVE_ZLIB. Perhaps change every "SQLITE_HAVE_ZLIB" to "SQLITE_HAVE_ZLIB_OFF".

By andygoth on 2018-09-26 01:38:16 [link]

This workaround seemed to do the trick, though I am still fighting the smtp.c resolver issues.

See: Undefined reference to __res_query

By drh on 2018-09-26 13:20:47 [link]

Please try adding -DFOSSILOMITDNS to the Makefile. Report back whether or not that helps.

By andygoth on 2018-09-26 16:18:31 [link]

-DFOSSIL_OMIT_DNS did the trick, thanks!

Though, we're on the wrong thread at this point. Oh well. I'm still having to use -DSQLITE_HAVE_ZLIB_OFF to deal with the zlib.h issue, by the way.

Also, Markdown's handling of _ is getting to be really annoying.

By wyoung on 2018-09-26 18:24:36 [link]

Markdown's handling of _ is getting to be really annoying.

If you make it a habit to put backticks around inline code, commands, etc., you'll avoid such problems and they'll be specially styled besides, indicating computer literal text.