Please excuse if this is in the wrong forum, I'm new here. We are running Ubuntu and I want to install an oldish drawing program (inkscape, although that's not relevant). The configure file for inkscape wants libpng and the configure file for libpng wants something called "zlib" which it checks for via the "-lz" option.
There appears to be something available online called zlib but it only makes "uncompress.so" I am getting absolutely nowhere trying to figure out whether I should just rename it as libz.a (seems wrong) or whether I even have the right package to make whatever libpng wants when it is asking for the "-lz" option.
Anyone know? I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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Richard (the system won't let me use the nickname everyone calls me by!)