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From Bob Rossi <bob_ro...@cox.net>
Subject Re: dbd pgsql autotools patch
Date Mon, 19 May 2008 21:24:29 GMT
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 04:22:18PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Bojan Smojver wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 16:07 -0400, Bob Rossi wrote:
>>
>>> You know, I really think you should be using the --libs there. What
>>> could the downside be? It's not like you need to add all the --libs to
>>> the apr libs. It's just setup temporarily to get the -lpq to link. 
>>
>> This returns libraries that were used to build PostgreSQL, not the ones
>> that are required to link to -lpq. So, I'm just worried that it is
>> inaccurate.
>
> Well I'd rather it include more libraries than needed (which are not bound
> on more sophisticated linkers) than an insufficient number.  Second guessing
> the particular dependencies per platform is bound to leave us with a max of
> 10 or so supported platforms, whereas pg_config is more reliable.
>
> If you are unhappy with its --libs flags, I really think that's something to
> take up with the maintainers, eh?

I sent an email to the postgresql guys already, with the concerns posted
by Bojan, I'll let you know the response when I get it.

Bob Rossi

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