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I want to install zlib on Debian 6. For this, I'd use apt-get install ???. Now I don't know which package to use... the package "zlib" doesn't exist, and if I install "zlibc" (which sounds most appropriate), a "zlib -version" brings up an "command not found"... so there must be another package which contains zlib, but how can I find this package?

To find zlibc I use "apt-file search zlib"...

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A zlib command does not exist:

$ dpkg -L zlib1g

It is a library.

If you are searching for anything use apt-cache search.

And if you need a command to compress use either gzip or zip.

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I see, thank you! –  strauberry May 9 '11 at 11:14
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apt-get install zlib1g, possibly zlib1g-dev as well.

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Thank you for your answer! When I use apt-get install zlibg1, I get "zlibg1 is allready the newest version"... After installing zlib1g-dev, "which zlib" is still empty. –  strauberry May 9 '11 at 10:54
I'm noticing a /usr/lib/libz.so. Maybe Debian changed the name of it. –  ultrasawblade May 9 '11 at 11:00
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