I am using liblas 1.8.1 and laszip 3.1.1 on Mac OS High Sierra. Both were installed using brew install <package>. I am looking to get information from a laz file using the following command:

lasinfo lazfile.laz

Which gives me the following error:

error: Compression support not enabled in liblas configuration

Assuming liblas allows working with laz files, how can I resolve this error and work with laz files in liblas?

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    It sounds like an issue with the LibLAS prior to installation, this could be because the ZIP handler is not supported on Mac or that the distribution you have downloaded has ZIP turned off and downloading from a different source might fix it - or alternately you might need to install a 3rd party ZIP handler (that sort of thing should be in the release notes) ; you could use a PC to convert your LAZ to LAS, from there you shouldn't have any difficulty. Feb 12, 2018 at 5:18
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The way I see liblas installed from brew, it does not include flags WITH_LASZIP or WITH_STATIC_LASZIP on build.

See: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/liblas.rb

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