[Slackbuilds-users] RFC: patch for cfitsio for some astronomy software

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 23:40:36 UTC 2018

On 03/02/2018 01:55 PM, Dominik Drobek wrote:
> W dniu 02.03.2018 o 03:54, King Beowulf pisze:
>> I recommend applying the Fedora patch to cfitsio to fix underlinking to
>> bzip2 for some astronomy software.
> Hi,
> Thanks for notifying me.
> I'd like to clarify one thing. Ed's suggested modification to
> cfitsio.SlackBuild removes most of the bundled zlib sources. I'm not
> sure this step is necessary, as the Fedora patch removes these source
> files from ZLIB_SOURCES variable in Makefile.in. Applying the patch
> seems to be enough to avoid compilation of these files.
> By the way, cfitsio has just been updated to version 3.430. Fedora patch
> still applies, so I can include it in the next update.
> Regards,
> Dominik

I wasn't aware that the patch also removes the bundled zlib. Since zlib
(and bzip2) are part of Slackware, would there be any unintended
consequences? I'm still sorting out libindi and drivers compilation and
so have not yet tested if anything works.


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