Updated zlib packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The zlib packages provide a general-purpose lossless data compression library that is used by many different programs.
- Due to missing information about the zlib version, some applications using zlib could not work properly. The zlib.map version script, which provides version information, has been added to the underlying source code and zlib now works as expected.
- This enhancement optimizes the zlib compression library for IBM System z.
All users of zlib are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.