Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] File size limits on Linux and building for large file suppor
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 09:09:39 +0200
On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 01:25:05PM +1000, Shehjar Tikoo wrote:
> >> Can the devs please modify the configure scripts and add these
> >> two flags to enable large file support by default?
> >> 
> >> I've tested this on Linux.
> > 
> > And this will work with zlib and wireshark enabled as well? If not:
> >  There are many more users for whom zlib and gui support is much
> > more important.
> 
> It should work with Wireshark(..which is independent of how files are
> read/written..), but zlib will not.

So the short term answer is no, we will not do that. Zlib support is
just too important. We might want to check whether there is an
alternative like checking whether it is possible to build zlib with
support for files >2 GB and provide the modified sources with wireshark.

 ciao
     Joerg

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Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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