GnuPG 2.0,9 - Error when trying to compile in Linux.

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Dec 3 18:42:20 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 11:02:27AM -0500, Charly Avital wrote:
> From: make
> ess.Tpo -c -o compress.o compress.c
> compress.c:34:18: error: zlib.h: No such file or directory

You're missing the development files for zlib.  Most distros break
libraries into two main pieces: the library itself, and the
information needed to compile programs using that library.  This lets
people who aren't compiling stuff not install the second package.

> Ubuntu 8.04 under virtual ware.

I don't know offhand what Ubuntu calls it, but look for a package
called something like "zlib-dev" or "zlib-devel".


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