I've uploaded a patch to the sourceforge project which applies to
5.4.(2|3) and 5.5.0 which adds a configure option
--enable-shared-library and its corollary --disable-shared-library. The
default is for this to be on, and it causes a libvpopmail.so to be built
and linked against for the vpopmail binaries. For the vpopmail binaries
this isn't such a big deal, but for anything linking against vpopmail
which doesn't force static linking this can save a lot of work down the
I saw in Tom's plans for 5.5.x that he wants this included down the
road. I've done some testing with no glitches so far and am planning on
putting it in my production environment (about 80K accounts) in the
future, so I have some confidence in this, but in the end this is still
beta at best. Its all makefile modifications, so it should be quite

The only caveat is that right now you must run autoconf then aclocal
then automake.
Please let me know if people have issues with it, however I'm not the
worlds greatest autoconf/automake person, so its very possible I won't
be able to help. 

Hope folks enjoy it,
Nick Harring
Webley Systems

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