CVS 20030603 and BLFS shadow-4.0.3

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at
Fri Jul 25 02:39:44 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 16:46, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 22:35:48 +0100
> "S. Anthony Sequeira" <tony at> wrote:
> > Dagmar,
> > 
> > I owe you major.  Thanks from the bottom of my heart.  This should be
> > fixed in the CVS book, it has cost me much sleep and a whole chunk of
> > time.  Hopefully, other would be LFSers will find this thread if it
> > ever happens to them.
> I'd like to put a note on my page of updated packages at
>  From this
> thread (and vague memories of previous ones) I believe this is due to
> the running of autoconf, right?  If so does this issue of renaming "so"
> to "0" *only* occur when a package's autoconf/automake stuff needs
> updating?  Whilst I acknowledge the problem is a major one, the affected
> audience is relatively small (i.e. *usually* only maintainers/developers
> of packages).
> Thanks for any clarification you can provide,

I'm not sure that's the case.  I had this go awry with two gnome
packages and one non-gnome package that were at least three months old
and very much released "stable" tarballs.  Those packages should not
have needed any auto* stuff updated in them.
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