Originally Posted by Geekocrat
It appears from the advice in your link above that zlib should be recompiled with the --shared option to work around this problem. I just want to be sure I'm not going to break anything else in the installation when it's recompiled. Or at least I'd like to have some idea of what will break so I have some clue what to fix.
Recompiling zlib won't break anything. Just do it!