64bit Linux issues

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Almost all source packages use the "./configure && make && make install" idiom. This is well and fine, but most of the "configure" scripts were generated with `autoconf` on 32-bit machines. You may see this error when you try to build a package from source on 64-bit Linux:

 /usr/lib/libpopt.so: could not read symbols: File in wrong format

Simply regenerate the "configure" script:

 autoreconf -f -i

Then try the ancient incantation again:

 ./configure && make && make install