[Rd] About removing zlib from R-devel

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 15:47:36 CET 2015

Dear All,

zlib has been removed from R-devel src/extra recently, and building R
requires zlib >= 1.2.5. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (also used on Travis CI) only has

This means that the next version of R will probably not available on Ubuntu
12.04. (Unless I am missing something of course.) Which is probably fine,
it is almost three years old now.

I guess R-core is aware of this. Just wanted to be sure.

Best Regads,

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