Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 and zlib

Subject: Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 and zlib
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 14:38:03 PDT

I think you still need to configure with --disable-shared for just about
any non-Linux system. There's a problem with initialization of objects
in classes defined in shared libraries that seems to be causing problems
like you describe on systems like Solaris and others. Loic was going to
look into this at some point, but it seems he vanished.

According to Erik Lyons:
> Thanks Gilles,
> Actually, I tried this. Configure and install completed, but then when I
> tried to run htdig it suffered an Arithmetic Exception and dumped core.
> I assumed this was because of --without-zlib, but perhaps not... (?)
> Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> >
> > According to Erik Lyons:
> > > Config says zlib is wanted. Is it needed?
> > > I apparently don't have it. Wasn't an issue with 3.1.5.
> > >
> > > Solaris 2.6.
> >
> > 3.1.5's configure automatically tested for zlib, which was used only if
> > you enabled compression of db.docdb entries - it was a less critical part
> > of the package then. With 3.2, zlib is much more needed, but you can
> > explicitly build without it, if you can tolerate the huge word database,
> > by giving the --without-zlib option to ./configure.

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