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Re: Python 2.5 vs the buildfarm

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Python 2.5 vs the buildfarm
Date: 2008-07-29 16:24:59
Message-ID: 11873.1217348699@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
>> I really don't understand Peter's objection here.  This thread has
>> already consumed more person-time than I spent on applying the
>> back-patch.  

> Well I certainly wouldn't expect us to feel obligated to spend much effort
> making 8.1 work with a new Redhat release, for example. We would just say 8.1
> is only supported on those systems it was supported on when it was released.

Well, it would certainly depend on how much effort was involved to make
it work.  In this case, I drew the line at messing with autoconf ;-) ...
otherwise I might've tried to fix 7.4 as well.

			regards, tom lane

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