I’m posting this in the hopes that it’ll help someone who finds this via Google…
ziproxy, the compressing HTTP proxy, is no longer a Debian package, for reasons I haven’t seen explained. I found this out today when I went to install it, hoping to speed up web browsing from my cell phone.
I downloaded the latest beta from SourceForge, but the ./configure wouldn’t complete, spitting out all sorts of errors about not being able to find libgif or libungif… Here are the etch packages you’ll need:
The key is that you need the -dev versions, which I didn’t download at first. With those in place, configuration was a breeze. Then it’s just a ./configure; make && make install, and then you’re off to move /etc/ziproxy/ziproxy.conf.dpkg-new to /etc/ziproxy/ziproxy.conf, set it up as desired, and launch!