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Date:      Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:56:13 -0400
From:      Greg Larkin <>
To:        Lars Eighner <>
Cc:, Aleksandr Miroslav <>
Subject:   Re: pcre library linking issues
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In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1204191028280.59367@abbf.6qbyyneqvnyhc.pbz>
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On 4/19/12 11:28 AM, Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2012, Aleksandr Miroslav wrote:
>> I inadvertently updated my PCRE library and in the process broke
>> a number of things that depended on the old library.
> Not the right answer but works:
> Create a symbolic link in the library so points to 
> The old library should have been moved to a compatibility library
> so that things that still depended on it could find it.  This did
> not happen for some reason.  Fortunately, it appears that
> is (largely) backwards compatible, so much (all?) of
> what depended on it will work if fooled by a symbolic link.  Some
> upgrades will wipe out the link so it may be necessary to recreate
> it until things get straightened out.

Another option that works well is the /etc/libmap.conf file:

Hope that helps,
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